blog posts Expert on academic equity, mindsets to speak at the U. of I. Oct 21, 2019 3:30 pm461 views Camille A. Farrington, an expert on academic equity and mindsets, will speak at a seminar on the University of Illinois campus on Nov. 14-15. Expert on interventions for children with autism to give annual Goldstick Lecture Nov 9, 2015 12:45 pm450 views Brian A. Boyd, an expert on autism spectrum and related developmental disorders, will give the annual Goldstick Family Lecture in the Study of Communication Disorders at the University of Illinois. Expert on language delays to give annual Goldstick Lecture Oct 20, 2014 9:00 am48 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Ann P. Kaiser, the Susan W. Gray Professor of Education and Human Development at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, will give the annual Goldstick Family Lecture at the University of Illinois. Expert on parent-delivered language interventions to give annual Goldstick Lecture Oct 24, 2016 10:45 am404 views Leonard Abbeduto, an expert on language development in individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders, will give the annual Goldstick Family Lecture in the Study of Communication Disorders at the University of Illinois. Expert on pre-language communication to give annual Goldstick Lecture Oct 12, 2017 8:00 am269 views Nancy C. Brady, an expert on pre-language communication and language development in young children, will give the annual Goldstick Family Lecture in the Study of Communication Disorders at the University of Illinois. Experts offer ways to head off challenging behaviors in young children Jan 16, 2014 9:00 am96 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Preschoolers who engage in challenging behaviors - patterns of behavior that interfere with learning and social interaction - are at increased risk of academic failure and peer rejection, among other poor outcomes. Factors that help students feel safer at school identified in study Sep 11, 2012 9:00 am508 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Incidents such as the one that took place at Normal Community High School on Friday (Sept. 7), during which a student armed with a gun briefly took classmates and a teacher hostage at the Illinois school before being subdued, provide sobering reminders that crisis plans are as imperative as lesson plans in U.S. schools today. Family income, child behavior factors in legal disputes about kids with autism Jan 12, 2015 9:00 am76 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - 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, such as filing for due process hearings or mediation, when they disagree with school officials about their children's education, according to a recent survey of parents. Fear of Germany's destruction drove Nazism's appeal, scholar says Jun 17, 2008 9:00 am2736 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Seventy-five years after the Nazis rose to power, historians still struggle to explain how the Nazis could take such effective hold of Germany and bring it to such murderous extremes in war and in the Holocaust. Federal budget deal offers some welcome stability for research Feb 3, 2014 9:00 am10 views A Minute With™... Peter Schiffer, a professor of physics and the vice chancellor for research Federal stimulus fails to protect college affordability, study finds Aug 26, 2014 9:00 am34 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - While state lawmakers honored provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 by not slashing their appropriations for higher education during the recent economic crisis, a new analysis by higher education expert Jennifer A. Delaney indicates that the stimulus program may have failed to promote college access and affordability. Fewer college students are graduating on time, and it's costing plenty Dec 8, 2010 9:00 am10 views A Minute With™... Jennifer Delaney, a professor of educational organization and leadership Financial education programs, income-based repayment plans promote prosperity Sep 5, 2019 11:15 am554 views People with student loans who participate in financial education programs become better financial managers, building personal wealth after college, University of Illinois researchers found in a recent study. First group of K-12 teachers to receive master's degrees online to graduate May 14 May 10, 2000 9:00 am19 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. --The first group of K-12 educators to earn master's degrees online from the University of Illinois' College of Education will receive their diplomas May 14 at the UI's spring commencement. First-semester GPA a better predictor of college success than ACT score Feb 2, 2016 12:00 pm5477 views Underrepresented students’ first-semester GPA may be a better predictor of whether they’ll graduate college than their ACT score or their family’s socioeconomic status, a new study found. For community college students, ‘nudge-induced borrowing’ increases achievement Nov 12, 2018 9:15 am908 views When student loan amounts were printed in community college financial aid award letters, it led to better academic results and, in the following year, an increase in transfers to four-year colleges, says new research from Ben Marx, a professor of economics at Illinois. Former HHS administrator to speak on welfare reform March 29 Mar 26, 2001 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Peter Edelman was a high-level administrator in the Department of Health and Human Services in 1996 when Bill Clinton signed legislation to reform the welfare system. Former Illinois president to speak at community college leadership retreat May 15, 2002 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The new executive director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), along with a former University of Illinois president, will be among the speakers at a two-day retreat next week for community college leaders in Illinois. Founder of musical theater troupe for people with disabilities to give Goldstick Lecture Aug 20, 2018 11:45 am263 views Krista Wilkinson, the founder of a musical theater troupe for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will give the annual Goldstick Family Lecture in the Study of Communication Disorders at the University of Illinois on Sept. 13. Four Illinois faculty members elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences Apr 23, 2021 8:30 am2657 views University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Education Dean James Anderson, physics professor Nadya Mason, chemistry professor Nancy Makri and materials science and engineering professor Kenneth Schweizer have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the oldest honor societies in the nation. Freedom Writer to speak at annual new teacher conference Jun 25, 2015 1:15 pm18 views New teachers will have opportunities to reflect on their first year on the job, share best practices and learn from a former at-risk youth whose life was transformed by his high-school English teacher at the annual Beginning Teacher Conference, June 30-July 1, in Champaign. Funding of public schools to be topic of U. of I. symposium in Chicago Feb 13, 2006 9:00 am15 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? Fun, incentives both essential in motivating workers' online learning Feb 21, 2012 9:00 am150 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Companies that want to motivate workers to use electronic-based or digital training programs need to make training modules fun and stimulating whenever they can, and offer extrinsic incentives, such as wage increases and user support, when employees need extra enticement, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Illinois. Gender differences in vocational interests decrease with age, study finds Mar 27, 2018 12:30 pm2057 views Gender differences in vocational interests increase drastically during puberty but tend to decrease across the lifespan, researchers at the University of Illinois found in a new study. Girls' confidence in math dampened by parents' gender stereotypes Jul 26, 2005 9:00 am195 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. Group learning makes children better decision-makers, study finds Jan 19, 2016 1:00 pm1395 views Children who participate in collaborative group work to learn about significant social issues become better decision-makers than their peers who learn the same curriculum through teacher-led discussions, a new study finds. Guaranteed-tuition laws inflating college costs, study finds Aug 23, 2016 9:30 am1182 views Guaranteed-tuition laws, touted by lawmakers as protecting college affordability and ensuring access to higher education for low-income students, have received failing grades from two University of Illinois experts in higher education finance. Has higher education failed to prepare primary and secondary teachers? Jul 1, 2013 9:00 am48 views A Minute With™... Chris Roegge, the executive director of the Council on Teacher Education Higher education under siege, scholar argues in new book Jun 18, 2010 9:00 am131 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Colleges and universities are under siege from an array of economic, political and cultural forces that are dramatically changing higher education as we know it - but not for the better, according to Cary Nelson, a professor emeritus of English at the University of Illinois. Holistic approach best for tackling nonmedical drug use, study finds Apr 24, 2020 8:15 am1378 views Health practitioners are constantly developing new ways to help those with drug and alcohol addictions wean themselves from their substance of choice. Most such programs have limited success, however. A new study finds that interventions that take a multidimensional approach – tackling the biological, social, environmental and mental health obstacles to overcome while also addressing a person’s substance use – work best for those hoping to stop using drugs. How are social media changing higher education? Apr 22, 2021 8:00 am1076 views Fear of reprisals from outraged parties on social media and unspoken rules about acceptable discourse on college campuses constrain what faculty members teach, research and discuss, says sociology professor Ilana Redstone. How can educators, coaches support student-athletes’ academic success? Aug 9, 2019 8:15 am1810 views Coaches and educators should work together to help athletes achieve their full potential, U. of I. scholars and former collegiate athletes Joseph L. Cross and Bruce W. Fouke say in a new study. How can graduating seniors best prepare for the job market? May 8, 2006 9:00 am10 views A Minute With™... Brandon J. Bute, assistant director of the campus Career Center How could public education change under the Trump administration? Dec 2, 2016 10:00 am941 views Sarah Lubienski, a professor of curriculum and instruction at Illinois, spoke recently about the possible future of public schools under the Trump administration. How do you keep kids reading throughout the summer? Jul 8, 2008 9:00 am14 views A Minute With™... education professor Violet Harris How former slaves established schools and educated their population after the Civil War Feb 12, 2007 9:00 am11240 views A Minute With™... Christopher Span, a professor of educational policy studies How has the definition of ‘effective leadership’ changed? Nov 2, 2016 3:30 pm2500 views David Rosch, a professor of agriculture education and an expert on leadership, spoke recently about popular perceptions of good leadership and how those standards have changed. How is higher education making college degrees more attainable? Aug 29, 2018 8:30 am1638 views Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, the director of the Office of Community College Research and Leadership at the University of Illinois, discusses initiatives that are making college degrees attainable for more students. How limited English students move to English-only classes questioned Sep 15, 2011 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Policymakers may want to rethink how they determine when children with limited English skills are fluent enough to learn in English-only classrooms, says a new study by an education professor at the University of Illinois. How limited English students move to English-only classes questioned Oct 6, 2011 9:00 am15 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Policymakers may want to rethink how they determine when children with limited English skills are fluent enough to learn in English-only classrooms, says a new study by an education professor at the University of Illinois. How might Freedom Schools promote educational equity in Illinois? Jan 27, 2021 10:30 am1452 views Educational history professor Jon Hale discusses how Freedom Schools promote civil rights and educational equity and the implications for Illinois in funding these schools as part of the state's education reform initiative. How might President Trump’s proposed education budget affect college access? Apr 12, 2017 9:45 am472 views The proposed federal budget would continue to shift college access, affordability further beyond the reach of low-income, working-class students, says Professor Eboni Zamani-Gallaher How Obama's tuition-free community college plan addresses access and affordability in higher ed Jan 13, 2015 9:00 am19 views Last Friday (Jan. 9), President Barack Obama introduced an ambitious higher education proposal called America's College Promise, a plan that would make the first two years of community college tuition-free for qualified students nationwide. How universities became the 'balancing wheel' for fluctuating state budgets Oct 6, 2009 9:00 am22 views A Minute With™... education professor Jennifer A. Delaney How would Hillary Clinton’s education plan affect college students and indebted borrowers? Aug 9, 2016 12:45 pm607 views Spiraling tuition rates at U.S. colleges and universities, and mounting concern about student loan debt, have made college affordability a key policy objective for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Illinois a leader in providing early learning programs to at-risk children Apr 5, 2011 9:00 am34 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois leads other states in the U.S. in ensuring that at-risk young children are provided with early childhood education, according to a new study by a researcher in the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois. Illinoisans unimpressed with quality of state's colleges and universities Jun 23, 2008 9:00 am18 views Champaign, IGPA, the U. of I. College of Media, and the Forum on the Future of Public Education at the Urbana-Champaign campus. Illinois design students create virtual reality scenarios for those soon to be released from prison May 22, 2018 8:00 am1075 views University of Illinois design students created immersive reality scenarios to help people who are soon to be released from prison learn how to meet certain challenges. Illinois' guaranteed-tuition law making college less affordable May 26, 2015 12:15 pm158 views Illinois’ guaranteed-tuition law is causing tuition rates at the state’s public colleges and universities to escalate faster than they would if schools were allowed to adjust tuition rates annually, say two experts in higher education finance from the University of Illinois. Illinois information sciences professor edits book about trigger warnings Jul 21, 2017 8:00 am600 views Emily Knox, a professor in the University of Illinois School of Information Sciences, is the editor of a book that looks at the controversial topic of the use of trigger warnings in the classroom.