blog postsOnline master's degree gives teachers the tools to think globallyApr 4, 2005 9:00 am15 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - All education is global. At least that's the perspective of a new online master's degree program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Research questions belief that private schools are better than publicsApr 7, 2005 9:00 am411 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Students do better in private schools, according to common wisdom - and some well-regarded data now more than two decades old.Research questions belief that private schools are better than publicsApr 7, 2005 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Students do better in private schools, according to common wisdom - and some well-regarded data now more than two decades old.Teachers, administrators urging middle schoolers to turn off TV for a weekApr 13, 2005 9:00 am17 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Students at Urbana Middle School are being encouraged to turn off their televisions for one week at the end of April. They're also learning how to be wiser about what they watch, with help from teachers, administrators and the College of Communications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Middle school teachers to take part in science program at IllinoisJun 1, 2005 9:00 am26 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Advancements in science education will bloom on the prairie as middle school teachers from mostly rural Illinois school districts converge at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on June 13 to participate in the two-week Prairie Flowers Program.University and local schools start new summer academy for teachersJun 3, 2005 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Teachers in several Champaign and Urbana public schools will have a new opportunity for professional development starting this summer, as a result of a partnership between local school districts and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Illinois teachers attend statewide institutes on technology, teachingJun 16, 2005 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - About 400 Illinois teachers and administrators are going to school this summer, the first of them this week (June 13-17), to upgrade their technology and teaching skills at seven sites throughout the state.Girls' confidence in math dampened by parents' gender stereotypesJul 26, 2005 9:00 am76 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A survey of middle school girls reveals that their self-confidence in math suffers when their parents believe the gender stereotype that holds that math is a male domain and when the parents give unsolicited help with homework.Statewide initiative aims for support for all new Illinois teachersAug 15, 2005 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - New teachers in Illinois will get help where they need it, and access to mentoring from veteran and National Board Certified teachers. Administrators will get advice on supporting new teachers during their first crucial years in the classroom.Statewide initiative aims for support for all new Illinois teachersSep 1, 2005 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - New teachers in Illinois will get help where they need it, and access to mentoring from veteran and National Board Certified teachers. Administrators will get advice on supporting new teachers during their first crucial years in the classroom.Conference to give underrepresented students a taste of collegeNov 14, 2005 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - About 250 Champaign and Urbana students will get a taste of college and help preparing for it in an all-day event Friday (Nov. 18) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Early start on college possible in 50 states, but results unclearNov 17, 2005 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - College is becoming a requirement for more and more jobs.Study shows complex link between abuse and eating disordersDec 19, 2005 9:00 am52 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Women who were victims of childhood sexual abuse have long been assumed to be at a higher risk for eating disorders. The results of research, however, have been mixed, with some studies showing a link and others none.Public schools equal or better in math than private or charter schoolsJan 23, 2006 9:00 am26 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Contrary to common wisdom, public schools score higher in math than private ones, when differences in student backgrounds are taken into account.Slavery, science, theater among topics in lecture series at IllinoisFeb 13, 2006 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. --- Global slavery, the role of serendipity in scientific research, and an all-female Japanese theater troupe are on the schedule of talks and performances this spring sponsored by the Center for Advanced Study at the University of Illinois atEarly childhood education the subject at U. of I. public forumFeb 13, 2006 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The education of young children will be the topic at a public forum Feb. 25, the third in a series at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Funding of public schools to be topic of U. of I. symposium in ChicagoFeb 13, 2006 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Why is public education and its proper funding so essential? Is American education adequately funded? How do we determine and measure what is adequate? What are the trends in Illinois?Quality teachers the focus of statewide conference in SpringfieldFeb 24, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - It's a central premise of the "No Child Left Behind" Act and proven in numerous studies: Quality teachers influence student learning perhaps more than any other factor. Yet up to half of new teachers, including many highly qualified teachers, leave the profession within their first five years.Australian scholar named dean of College of Education at IllinoisMay 3, 2006 9:00 am17 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Mary Kalantzis, a professor of education and former dean at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, has been named the new dean of the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees at its May 11 meeting in Chicago.How can graduating seniors best prepare for the job market?May 8, 2006 9:00 am0 views A Minute With™... Brandon J. Bute, assistant director of the campus Career CenterMath teacher at U. of I.'s 'Uni High' wins national honor for her workMay 12, 2006 9:00 am15 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Elizabeth Jockusch, a math teacher at the University of Illinois Laboratory High School, has been selected for a national award from the Mathematical Association of America.Public has a stake in what religious schools teach, professor saysJun 1, 2006 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Whether it's prayer in schools, alternatives to evolution, or courses on the Bible, the debate continues on the role of religion in public schools.Why schools should move from traditional to 'balanced' calendarsJun 22, 2006 9:00 am111 views A Minute With™... Carolyn Shields, the head of the department of educational organization and leadershipAnimation can be outlet for victimized children, a tool for researchJul 17, 2006 9:00 am18 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Animation is a proven vehicle for biting comedy, a la "The Simpsons" and "South Park."Teachers, principals to take part in Chancellor's Academy at U. of I.Jul 27, 2006 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Forty-two local teachers and 28 school principals are expected to attend the second Chancellor's Academy, starting Monday (July 31).Professor sees inequity, little change, in post-Katrina school reformAug 23, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Can a devastating flood set the stage for the transformation of a school system?Multicultural youth conference to offer students guidance for collegeOct 12, 2006 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Middle and high school students who are thinking about college - especially low-income or minority students, or those who would be first-generation college students - are invited to attend the third annual Multicultural Youth Conference on Oct. 25, sponsored by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Program aims to make reading easier, more fun, for children in ChinaOct 18, 2006 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - What could an English-speaking American reading expert hope to discover from studying how Chinese learn their language? And what might he and his colleagues have to offer as a result?Passes for Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival go on sale Nov. 1Oct 19, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Festival passes will go on sale Nov. 1 for the ninth annual Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival, to be held April 25-29 at the Virginia Theater in Champaign, Ill., and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Black women and civil rights the focus of talks and film at U. of I.Oct 30, 2006 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The role of black women in civil rights and in 20th-century black history will be the focus of three presentations on Nov. 8 and 9 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Campus forum to look at public universities' role in educational equityJan 16, 2007 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Are public research universities still serving the public interest? Are low-income and minority students losing access? What are the consequences as these schools become more selective and competitive?Poverty in local community the subject of Feb. 10 education forumJan 24, 2007 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Poverty and its influence on children, schools and the Champaign-Urbana community - and finding new strategies to address it - will be the topic of a two-part forum on Feb. 10 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.How former slaves established schools and educated their population after the Civil WarFeb 12, 2007 9:00 am866 views A Minute With™... Christopher Span, a professor of educational policy studiesNew Illinois teachers are focus of statewide conference in SpringfieldFeb 19, 2007 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Keeping quality teachers in Illinois classrooms will be the agenda for a statewide conference Feb. 27-28 in Springfield, Ill., expected to draw more than 350 educators and policymakers.Schools come to U. of I. in search of new teachers at educators' job fairFeb 26, 2007 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - School districts from across Illinois, as well as 18 other states, will be looking for new teachers on Thursday (March 1) at the annual Mid-America Educators' Job Fair at the University of Illinois.Study finds textbooks lacking in how they teach conceptions of scienceApr 11, 2007 9:00 am24 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - There is no certainty in science, no such thing as "the truth." Nor is science completely rational, objective or free of cultural influence. There is no step-by-step procedure for doing science, no "scientific method," says University of Illinois education professor Fouad Abd-El-Khalick.Learning outcomes in higher education the topic of May 4 talk at U. of I.Apr 25, 2007 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The assessment of college knowledge - what students have learned during their time on campus - has been moved to the forefront in many discussions on the future of higher education.'Color-blind' 14th amendment not color-blind at all, professor saysMay 31, 2007 9:00 am168 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - It is the central argument in many recent desegregation and affirmative action lawsuits, including school cases now before the U.S. Supreme Court: The 14th Amendment was written to make the Constitution color-blind and race-neutral.New ruling, new outlook for school desegregation effortsJul 11, 2007 9:00 am4 views A Minute With™... education professor William TrentMore than 120 local educators to attend Chancellor's Academy at U. of I.Jul 25, 2007 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Eighty local teachers, nearly double the number from last year - along with more than 40 school administrators - are expected to take part in the third annual Chancellor's Academy, which starts Monday (July 30).Aging adults have choices when confronting perceived mental declinesAug 2, 2007 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Aging adults may joke about memory lapses and "early Alzheimer's." They may worry when they can't understand a drug plan or lose track of the characters in a novel.Bully-prevention options for schools too narrow and untestedAug 10, 2007 9:00 am89 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In the battle against drugs in the 1980s and '90s, schools overwhelmingly embraced the DARE program before research came to seriously question its effectiveness.Aspiring lawyers to get information at Law School DayAug 13, 2007 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois college students preparing to apply to law school are invited to attend Law School Day at the University of Illinois on Sept. 19.Should 'No Child Left Behind' be reauthorized?Sep 11, 2007 9:00 am2 views A Minute With™... education professor Lizanne DeStefanoAutism 'Red Flags' and intervention the subject of Nov. 1 talk at U. of I.Oct 18, 2007 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - How to spot the early signs of autism and intervene will be the subject of a pubic talk Nov. 1 on the University of Illinois campus.Benefits of online interaction for teens outweigh danger, professor saysNov 6, 2007 9:00 am1188 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Is there such a thing as being too safe on the Internet? One University of Illinois education researcher believes there is, at least when teenagers are concerned.Can a voucher system like Indiana's improve educational outcomes?Nov 8, 2007 9:00 am3 views A Minute With™... Christopher Lubienski, a professor of educational organization and leadershipStatewide conference to build on support for new teachers in IllinoisFeb 22, 2008 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Support programs for new teachers will once again be the focus of a statewide conference Feb. 26-27 in Springfield, Ill., the third annual conference organized by the Illinois New Teacher Collaborative (INTC).Local school, U. of I. professor, part of anti-bully film debuting March 28Mar 18, 2008 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - It started with an Australian filmmaker, Chris Faull, who had produced short films with Australian children, telling about their experience with bullying. Then came a connection with U.S. researchers on the topic, one of them Dorothy Espelage at the University of Illinois.Unique web site puts early childhood programs on the map and onlineMar 18, 2008 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - For individual parents, finding the right child care or preschool program is tough enough.