blog postsFirst-semester GPA a better predictor of college success than ACT scoreFeb 2, 2016 12:00 pm2512 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.Former HHS administrator to speak on welfare reform March 29Mar 26, 2001 9:00 am3 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 retreatMay 15, 2002 9:00 am4 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.Freedom Writer to speak at annual new teacher conferenceJun 25, 2015 1:15 pm9 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 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?Fun, incentives both essential in motivating workers' online learningFeb 21, 2012 9:00 am110 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 findsMar 27, 2018 12:30 pm861 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 stereotypesJul 26, 2005 9:00 am75 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 findsJan 19, 2016 1:00 pm1086 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 findsAug 23, 2016 9:30 am830 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 am33 views A Minute With™... Chris Roegge, the executive director of the Council on Teacher EducationHigher education under siege, scholar argues in new bookJun 18, 2010 9:00 am61 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.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 CenterHow could public education change under the Trump administration?Dec 2, 2016 10:00 am894 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 am2 views A Minute With™... education professor Violet HarrisHow former slaves established schools and educated their population after the Civil WarFeb 12, 2007 9:00 am815 views A Minute With™... Christopher Span, a professor of educational policy studiesHow has the definition of ‘effective leadership’ changed?Nov 2, 2016 3:30 pm1112 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 limited English students move to English-only classes questionedSep 15, 2011 9:00 am3 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 questionedOct 6, 2011 9:00 am3 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 President Trump’s proposed education budget affect college access?Apr 12, 2017 9:45 am408 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-GallaherHow Obama's tuition-free community college plan addresses access and affordability in higher edJan 13, 2015 9:00 am10 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 budgetsOct 6, 2009 9:00 am0 views A Minute With™... education professor Jennifer A. DelaneyHow would Hillary Clinton’s education plan affect college students and indebted borrowers?Aug 9, 2016 12:45 pm572 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 childrenApr 5, 2011 9:00 am14 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 universitiesJun 23, 2008 9:00 am10 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 prisonMay 22, 2018 8:00 am678 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 affordableMay 26, 2015 12:15 pm95 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 warningsJul 21, 2017 8:00 am496 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. Illinois part of new center bringing engineering into high schoolsSep 13, 2004 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - High school students in technology education courses will start thinking more like engineers if a new $10 million National Science Foundation grant, involving the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has the desired effect.Illinois physics professor named national Professor of the YearNov 19, 2015 8:30 am8544 views Mats Selen, professor of physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named Outstanding Doctoral and Research Universities Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.Illinois professor receives four-year $1.4 million grant from NICHDApr 28, 2010 9:00 am14 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Brendesha Tynes, a professor of educational psychology and of African American studies at the University of Illinois, has been awarded a $1.4 million grant to study the effects of online racial discrimination. The grant is from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.Illinois receives grant to help study community college transfer studentsFeb 5, 2016 9:45 am1008 views A $700,000 grant awarded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the Office of Community College Research and Leadership at the University of Illinois will fund new studies focused on helping community college transfer students earn baccalaureate degrees.Illinois researchers develop social sensing game to detect classroom bulliesNov 3, 2014 9:00 am314 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A social computer game designed by researchers in computer science and educational psychology at the University of Illinois can identify bullies in elementary school classrooms and help scholars better understand peer aggression, whether it occurs face to face or online.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.Illinois trailing other states in girls studying science, mathFeb 4, 2015 9:00 am40 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new study found Illinois educators and lawmakers have homework to do to figure out why fewer girls at the state's high schools study subjects associated with careers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields than their peers in other states.Images on health websites can lessen comprehension, study findsAug 27, 2012 9:00 am22 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Photos of happy, smiling faces on patient education websites may engage readers, but they also may have a negative impact on older adults' comprehension of vital health information, especially those elderly patients who are the least knowledgeable about their medical condition to begin with, suggests a new study.Improving access to education for Greek Roma among goals of projectOct 9, 2012 9:00 am41 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - As Greece struggles to rebuild its shattered economy, humanitarian agencies worry about the impact that the nation's stringent reductions in wages and social services may have on vulnerable populations such as the Roma (also known as Romani, gypsies and travelers), many of whom live in extreme poverty on society's fringes.In this economy, interest in community colleges is growing rapidly. How will $12 billion in stimulus funding help them meet demand?Jul 21, 2009 9:00 am4 views A Minute With™... Debra Bragg, a professor of higher educationIs affirmative action in college admissions under threat?Aug 23, 2017 9:00 am1893 views An Illinois expert on affirmative action in higher education talks about the Justice Department’s plans to investigate possible racial discrimination in college and university admissions policiesIs entrepreneurship the solution to poverty in Arab countries?Feb 16, 2017 12:30 pm529 views A U.N. report calls for empowerment of young adults in Arab countries through education reforms that better prepare them for employment. An Illinois social anthropologist takes issue with the planIs the Every Student Succeeds Act an improvement over No Child Left Behind?Dec 10, 2015 11:00 am1841 views A Minute With...™ Lizanne DeStefano, professor emerita of educational psychologyIs the tide of sexual misconduct allegations shifting the balance of power?Mar 2, 2018 10:30 am1315 views News reports, social media campaigns such as #MeToo are raising awareness of sexual misconduct and helping survivors find their voices, says educational psychologist Anita HundIs the underfunding of higher ed pricing students out?Jan 29, 2015 9:00 am54 views Walter W. McMahon, a professor emeritus of economics and of educational organization and leadership at the University of Illinois, is the author of "Higher Learning, Greater Good: The Private & Social Benefits of Higher Education." An expert on the economics of education, McMahon spoke with News Bureau business and law editor Phil Ciciora about higher education funding in Illinois.Ivory tower needs to adapt to online media landscape, scholar saysApr 9, 2009 9:00 am30 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Universities need to embrace new online media, social networks and a culture of "openness" as part of their pedagogy, or they risk becoming seen as anachronisms in today's hyper-connected world where information is available freely, says a University of Illinois expert who studies the knowledge economy's effect on higher education.K-12 teachers, administrators build computer skills June 12-16Jun 7, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- More than 200 Illinois teachers and administrators will be building up their computer and Internet skills at eight locations June 12-16 through summer institutes organized by the University of Illinois College of Education.Keeping and developing new teachers focus of conferenceApr 20, 2001 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Educators from around the state will gather in Champaign early next week to trade ideas and experience on how to keep and develop new teachers.Key to willpower lies in believing you have it in abundanceJan 18, 2018 2:00 pm9728 views Americans believe they have less stamina for strenuous mental activity than their European counterparts -- an indication that people in the U.S. perceive their willpower or self-control as being in limited supply, suggests a new study led by a researcher at the University of Illinois.Kris Kristofferson among guests slated to attend Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film FestApr 12, 2002 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Actors Kris Kristofferson, Robert Forster and Cliff Robertson, along with an international cast of directors and other special guests, are scheduled to join film critic Roger Ebert and thousands of film buffs for Eberts fourth annual Overlooked Film Festival April 24-28 in Champaign-Urbana and at the University of Illinois.Laser light show machine teaches students math, computer programmingApr 20, 2018 8:00 am698 views Laser light shows are no longer just the stage dressing for rock concerts. They’re also a fun way for local middle school students to learn the fundamentals of mathematics from educators and scientists at the University of Illinois.Latinos' beliefs about masculinity discourage prostate cancer screeningsMar 15, 2011 9:00 am397 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - One of the tests used in diagnosing prostate cancer is so stigmatized within Latino culture that men may be risking their lives to avoid it, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Illinois. Complex cultural and gender beliefs about manliness and sexuality that discourage Latino men from seeking health care - and stigmatize the digital rectal exam as emasculating - could explain why some men don't seek care until the cancer has progressed, diminishing their chances for recovery.