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Counting on college readiness

Mar. 17, 2015

President Barack Obama recently called upon U.S. employers and educational institutions to collaborate on developing a high-technology workforce, part of Obama’s plan for increasing the number of workers trained in science, technology, engineering, and math occupations. The STEM College and Career Readiness project, developed by the Office of Community College Research and Leadership at the University of Illinois, is part of a statewide effort to better prepare Illinois high school students for the rigors of college. Read more...

Campus symposium charts direction for transformative 21st-century learning

Mar. 11, 2015

Groundbreaking event organized by College of Education, on behalf of Illinois campus, leads way toward inventing and building tools to transform learning Read more...

Alumni efforts foster exciting opportunities for Education students

Mar. 11, 2015

China visit by Dean Mary Kalantzis and Professor Bill Cope advances future language program in Champaign and relations with Chinese University of Hong Kong Read more...

Alumna's dissertation influential in creation of China-Illinois museum exhibit

Feb. 25, 2015

At the start of the 21st century, Carol Huang, Ph.D. ’01 EPOL, wrote a dissertation called The Soft Power of U.S. Education and the Formation of a Chinese American Intellectual Community in Urbana-Champaign, 1905-1954. Years later, her publication helped spark an exhibit at the Spurlock Museum in Urbana called East Meets Midwest: The Dawn of the China-Illinois Educational Exchange. Read more...

Illinois trails other states in rates of girls studying science, math

Feb. 23, 2015

Fewer girls in Illinois high schools study subjects related to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) compared to their peers in other states, according to a study that included researcher Donald G. Hackmann, a professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership. Read more...

Abd-El-Khalick investiture celebrates scholarship, colleagues, and family

Feb. 23, 2015

“My village, a global village, carried me through my journey,” says Dr. Fouad Abd-El-Khalick Read more...

Abd-El-Khalick investiture celebrates scholarship, colleagues, and family

Feb. 23, 2015

“My village, a global village, carried me through my journey,” says Dr. Fouad Abd-El-Khalick Read more...

Education 'experts' may lack expertise, study finds

Feb. 20, 2015

Education experts cited in media stories and blog posts may have little background in research or education policy Read more...

Legislators striving to close achievement gap, work remains

Feb. 18, 2015

When the Illinois State Board of Education approved its fiscal year 2016 budget recommendations in January, it sought to increase General State Aid funding by $729.9 million, in an effort to improve the quality of education among low-income students. Christopher A. Koch, the state superintendent of education, said the monetary increase could go a long way toward improving the quality of education for Illinois students. Read more...

Factors that cause bullying—and how parents can protect children

Feb. 12, 2015

“Certain youth are more at risk,” says Dorothy L. Espelage, an Edward William Gutgsell & Jane Marr Gutgsell Endowed Professor and Hardie Scholar of Education Read more...

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