blog postsChanges to student financial aid policy created “flawed,” debt-based systemMay 31, 2016 9:15 am941 views A series of modifications to federal student financial aid policy have eroded perceptions of higher education as a public good in the U.S., creating a “flawed” financial aid system that promotes both personal debt and tuition increases, suggests a new study by University of Illinois scholars Daniel A. Collier and Richard Herman.Chicago educator named new director of University High SchoolJun 10, 2003 9:00 am25 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Kathleen Moroney Patton, the dean of academic affairs and assistant principal at Hales Franciscan High School in Chicago, has been named the new principal and director of University Laboratory High School, the laboratory school of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Chicago schools CEO among guests at teacher placement dayApr 5, 2004 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Representatives from more than 120 school districts will be at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Thursday (April 8) for the annual Teacher Placement Day.Child bullies are prone to sexual violence as adolescents, study showsAug 15, 2011 9:00 am157 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Children who bully others are more likely to perpetrate sexual violence when they enter adolescence, according to a new study led by bullying expert Dorothy Espelage at the University of Illinois.Children aware of popularity issues as early as third grade, study showsSep 5, 2012 9:00 am191 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Children's social goals at the beginning of a school year may predict whether they'll be more popular - or less popular - by the end of that academic year, a new study conducted at the University of Illinois suggests.Children from chaotic homes benefit from time in child care, study findsNov 19, 2015 9:30 am1698 views Children in poverty from chaotic homes have better cognitive, social and behavioral outcomes if they spent 35 or more hours weekly in child care.Children view same-race friendships differently for blacks, whitesSep 21, 2011 9:00 am27 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - African American children who have mainly African American friends may be viewed as "cool" and more popular by their classmates - but white students who affiliate mostly with other white students may be perceived less positively, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Illinois.College faculty unionization still contested territory, scholar saysApr 13, 2010 9:00 am30 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Despite growth in recent decades, unionization of higher education faculty remains contested, and its modern concerns can be traced back to the 1910s and 1920s, according to a University of Illinois expert in historical issues involving faculty work and faculty workers.College of Education opens new digital learning research laboratorySep 22, 2015 10:00 am1187 views The College of Education will host an event Sept. 30 to debut a new research laboratory that enables scholars to study learner interactions with digital technologies in real time while collecting massive amounts of varied data.College readiness declines when school focuses on test scores, study findsMay 12, 2015 12:30 pm61 views Education reform policies that penalize struggling schools for poor standardized test scores may hinder – not improve – students’ college readiness, if a school’s instructional focus becomes improving its test scores, suggests a new study that explored efforts to promote a college-going culture at one Texas high school.College tours for Chinese teens a rapidly growing market for tourist industryAug 24, 2018 12:15 pm566 views Many teens in China are embarking on study tours of U.S. colleges, creating a potentially lucrative market sector for universities, college towns and tourism-related businesses in the Midwest, a new study found.'Color-blind' 14th amendment not color-blind at all, professor saysMay 31, 2007 9:00 am197 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.Color-blind racial ideology linked to racism, both online and offlineApr 21, 2010 9:00 am1737 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Images from racial theme parties that are posted on social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace not only elicit different reactions from different people based on their race and their attitudes toward diversity, they also represent an indirect way to express racist views about minorities, according to published research by a University of Illinois professor who studies the convergence of race and the Internet.Combination of services helps mothers with chronic substance abuse issuesFeb 16, 2011 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new study by researchers at the University of Illinois indicates that mothers with chronic substance abuse problems are more likely to make progress in recovering from addiction - and to reunite with their children in state custody - if they receive residential treatment plus community-based transitional services.Computer app whets children’s appetites for eco-friendly mealsMay 19, 2016 9:00 am4206 views A new educational software application under development at the University of Illinois is introducing middle school students to the topic of climate change and showing them how their dietary choices affect the planet.Computerized testing pioneer Hua-Hua Chang to receive achievement awardApr 24, 2017 2:00 pm2171 views College of education faculty member Hua-Hua Chang will receive 2017 E.F. Lindquist Award from the American Educational Research Association and the American College Testing Program at the AERA Awards Luncheon on April 29. The luncheon will take place during the AERA’s annual meeting, April 27-May 1 in San Antonio.Computer program aims to make it easier for children to learn mathNov 10, 2010 9:00 am51 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A researcher at the University of Illinois is counting on a unique computer program to make it easier and more enjoyable for elementary school students who are at risk of academic failure to learn basic addition and subtraction facts.Conference to explore impact of erratic state funding on higher educationMay 21, 2018 12:45 pm298 views The impact of unpredictable state funding on students and postsecondary institutions will be the focus of an upcoming conference at the University of Illinois.Conference to explore legacy of 1954 Brown v. Board decisionMar 15, 2004 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The landmark Brown v. Board of Education U.S. Supreme Court decision will soon mark its 50th anniversary, on May 17.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.Continuing Education offers wide range of personal and professional enrichment programsSep 15, 2000 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- People who want to learn to write for magazines, learn to canoe, or explore "The Creation" will have opportunities this fall through the University of Illinois. So will would-be photographers, those wanting to learn how to handle holiday stress, and people who'd like to explore Allerton Park, near Monticello.Core curriculum committee formed for Carle Illinois College of MedicineDec 10, 2015 9:00 am2275 views Dr. Robert Good and professor Rashid Bashir have been named co-chairs of the 18-member group that will lead the effort to build the engineering-based Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s core curriculum. Could social media become an educational technology in classrooms?Sep 22, 2011 9:00 am21 views A Minute With™... Evangeline (Vanna) Pianfetti, a faculty member in the department of educational psychologyCultural issues in education, society focus of conferenceMar 25, 2013 9:00 am62 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - The role of culture in educational and social interventions will be the focus of a conference in Chicago to be hosted by the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Dads' parenting of children with autism improves moms' mental healthJul 14, 2015 11:30 am206 views Fathers who read to their infants with autism and take active roles in caregiving activities not only promote healthy development in their children, they boost moms’ mental health too, new research suggests.Digital technologies the focus of new College of Education programsNov 12, 2015 10:15 am755 views New degree programs in the College of Education will focus on the research and design of digital learning and teaching technologies and their applications across a range of disciplines. The college is rolling out its first major for students not aspiring to become licensed teachers, an emerging trend in education colleges.Disabilities symposium to look at futureNov 13, 2000 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- President Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act. President Clinton signed another landmark disability act, known as "Ticket to Work." What might come next, whoever is president, will be just one of the topics at the "Symposium on Disability and Equality: Strategies for Success" this Thursday through Saturday (Nov. 16-18) at the Illini Center, 200 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago.Does revoking professional licenses prompt borrowers to repay student loans?Dec 11, 2017 3:45 pm787 views Even though several states have these regulations on the books, they’re really a last resort for collecting student loan debt, says Professor Angela LyonsDoes tax reform bill spell trouble for higher education?Nov 28, 2017 8:45 am752 views Higher education finance expert Jennifer Delaney talks about the possible ramifications for college students and their families of tax reform proposals being considered by the U.S. Senate Early childhood education the subject at U. of I. public forumFeb 13, 2006 9:00 am10 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.Early start on college possible in 50 states, but results unclearNov 17, 2005 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - College is becoming a requirement for more and more jobs.Education 'experts' may lack expertise, study findsFeb 20, 2015 9:00 am421 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The people most often cited as "education experts" in blogs and news stories may have the backing of influential organizations - but have little background in education and education policy, a new study suggests.Education historian James D. Anderson to deliver Brown lecture in Washington, D.C.Oct 9, 2014 9:00 am169 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - James D. Anderson, an expert on desegregation and American education history and faculty member at the University of Illinois, will deliver the 11th annual Brown Lecture in Education Research.Education Justice Project receives $1 million Mellon grantOct 24, 2017 11:30 am865 views The Education Justice Project at the University of Illinois is expanding its academic programs for men in prison with the support of a three-year, $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.Education reform: Demanding proof of performance from Illinois teachersMay 6, 2011 9:00 am7 views A Minute With™... Chris Roegge, the executive director of the Council on Teacher EducationEducation secretary pick a pragmatic reformer, liked by teachers unionsDec 16, 2008 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The naming of Arne Duncan, chief executive of the Chicago public school system, to run the U.S. Department of Education signals that education will not be second-tier issue in a Barack Obama presidency, says James D. Anderson, the Gutsgell Professor of educational policy studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Educators to share how to keep, train, mentor new teachersApr 10, 2002 9:00 am1 views Champaign-Ford Regional Office of Education, 893-4921.Educator using animated cartoons to reshape geometry instructionOct 9, 2014 9:00 am179 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In a unique research project funded by the National Science Foundation, education professor Gloriana González at the University of Illinois is developing animated cartoons to help geometry instructors become better teachers.E-Learning can have positive effect on classroom learning, scholar saysNov 26, 2008 9:00 am1883 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Traditional classroom teaching in higher education could learn a thing or two from online teaching, otherwise known as e-learning, according to a University of Illinois professor who studies computer-mediated communication, information exchange and the Internet.Expert in language disorders in children to speak at IllinoisOct 25, 2010 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - Maryann Romski, an expert in language disorders in children, will give the annual Goldstick Family Lecture in the Study of Communication Disorders at the University of Illinois on Thursday (Oct. 28). Expert on interventions for children with autism to give annual Goldstick LectureNov 9, 2015 12:45 pm410 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 LectureOct 20, 2014 9:00 am35 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 LectureOct 24, 2016 10:45 am343 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 LectureOct 12, 2017 8:00 am228 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 childrenJan 16, 2014 9:00 am72 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 studySep 11, 2012 9:00 am242 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 autismJan 12, 2015 9:00 am54 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 saysJun 17, 2008 9:00 am277 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 researchFeb 3, 2014 9:00 am4 views A Minute With™... Peter Schiffer, a professor of physics and the vice chancellor for researchFederal stimulus fails to protect college affordability, study findsAug 26, 2014 9:00 am26 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.