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Devoted alumna to deliver 'Call to Action' address at MLK event

Jan. 23, 2015

When Satia Marshall Orange ’64 Spec.Ed. delivers the “Call to Action” address at the Feb. 2 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Sunrise Celebration in Chicago, she’ll be perfectly in her element. After all, the former director of the Office for Literacy and Outreach Services at the American Library Association (ALA) has more than 45 years of experience in public service. Read more...

Brown v. Board of Education Impact: 'Cross-Racial Interactions among Blacks and Whites'

Jan. 20, 2015

Authors’ piece frames new view on equity, invokes Brown v. Board of Education legacy for informing future policy Read more...

Popular anti-bullying program may deliver mixed results

Jan. 16, 2015

Dorothy Espelage leads study on social-emotional learning program Read more...

Tuition-free college, ambitious agenda-setting by Obama administration

Jan. 13, 2015

President Barack Obama announced in early January an ambitious higher education proposal called America’s College Promise. The plan would make the first two years of community college tuition-free for qualified students nationwide. Read more...

Research shines light on families' legal disputes over autistic kids in classroom

Jan. 12, 2015

Department of Special Education Professor Meghan M. Burke examined parents’ use of procedural safeguards in resolving disputes with schools about the education provided to their children with autism. She and co-researcher Samantha E. Goldman found that families whose children with autism spectrum disorders spend less than 20 percent of their time in mainstream classrooms are nearly twice as likely to resort to litigation. Read more...

Obama's education policies examined in new book edited by EPOL professor

Dec. 19, 2014

Professor Eboni Zamani-Gallaher is the editor of the new book The Obama Administration and Educational Reform, published by Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. Prominent scholars within the book reflect on President Barack Obama’s impact on education, examining a broad range of policy issues, including early childhood education, the school-to-prison pipeline, and gainful employment regulations. Read more...

Dedicated alumnus brings coral reef to students for hands-on learning

Dec. 1, 2014

For the past three years, Brandon Rutherford, Ed.M. ’10 Elem. Ed., has been working hard to bring elements of the ocean into his classroom at Stratton Elementary School in Champaign. The third-grade gifted teacher, who was named a New Teacher of the Year in 2013 by the Illinois Science Teachers Association, has invested his considerable energy and money into bringing aquariums, equipment, and livestock in his classroom. Read more...

Led by Samuel Kirk, Illinois shaped field of special education

Nov. 24, 2014

The late Dr. Samuel Kirk was a determined individual when it came to addressing the needs of students with learning disabilities. His research at Illinois was the first of its kind to study exceptional or special-needs learners, and it pinpointed gaping holes in curriculum for students with learning disabilities. Read more...

10th anniversary of Goldstick Family Lecture highlights progress in combating communication disorders

Nov. 19, 2014

This year’s Goldstick Family Lecture in the Study of Communication Disorders marked the 10th anniversary of the event, which took place Oct. 30 at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign. Read more...

New technology-enhanced classroom provides collaborative space for students and faculty

Nov. 18, 2014

The College of Education at Illinois strives to be the place where cutting-edge research labs and classrooms put theory and pedagogy into practice. Read more...

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