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Centers and Initiatives

Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment

An international community of scholars/practitioners that exists to promote a culturally responsive stance in all forms of systematic inquiry.

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Center for Education of Small Urbana Communities

Serves as a vital resource to local school districts and educators. The center works collaboratively with local education agencies to create sustainable improvement in education.

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Champaign Freedom School

A culturally enriching program where children and youth are engaged in learning in a safe environment with caring adults while avoiding summer learning loss with increased reading confidence.

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Digital Asia: Bring Asia into the Classroom

Uses augmented versions of contemporary documentary films about China, Korea, and Japan as the foundation for an enhanced learning experience for students.

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Early Intervention Training Program

Develops a system that is regionalized, responsive, and reflective of best practice in the field of early intervention in Illinois while promoting growth, service, and belonging.

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Education Justice Project

A vibrant community of incarcerated students, educators, formerly incarcerated individuals, and others who are committed to a more just and humane world.

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Illinois Center for Transition and Work

Provides state-wide training and technical assistance focused on preparing students with disabilities for the transition from high school to employment.

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Illinois New Teacher Collaborative (INTC)

Envisions a future where new teacher induction is natural and comprehensive, driven by universal commitment to teacher development, student achievement, and school improvement.

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Supports the Department of Defense's Military Family Readiness System by growing the professional knowledge, readiness, and networks of the service providers supporting our military service members and their families.

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Office for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education

Promotes collaboration between widely dispersed academic researchers, K-12 school teachers, administrators, and students at all levels.

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The Forum on the Future of Public Education

Pursues original research and facilities collaboration between researchers and policymakers to examine the pressing issues shaping the future of public education.

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University Primary School

A PreK-5th grade Reggio Emilia inspired lab school where local children are engaged in creative, challenging, and meaningful curricular inquiries alongside Common Core Standards.

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University Writing Project

Provides resources and support for teacher-centered professional development in the teaching of writing through a variety of community outreach efforts.

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Youth Literature Festival

Brings together nationally known authors, illustrators, poets, and storytellers to share their stories, craft, and enthusiasm for books with children and teens.

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