blog posts Local teachers to attend Chancellor's Academy at U. of I. starting July 31 Jul 25, 2008 9:00 am15 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Eighty-seven local teachers are expected to take part in the fourth annual Chancellor's Academy, which starts Thursday (July 31) and continues on weekdays through Aug. 8. Noncredit courses offer noncompetitive setting for learning Jan 13, 2000 9:00 am16 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The basics of using the Internet, insights into local nature, and music from opera to Sousa to beginning piano. All are among the choices this spring in noncredit courses and lecture series sponsored by the University of Illinois. Funding of public schools to be topic of U. of I. symposium in Chicago Feb 13, 2006 9:00 am16 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? NAACP Chairman Julian Bond to deliver keynote at three-day U. of I. conference Mar 22, 2004 9:00 am16 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Julian Bond, the chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, will speak on "The Broken Promise of Brown" beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday (April 2) in the auditorium of Smith Memorial Hall, 805 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana. Nurturing new teachers focus of two-day conference April 10-11 Apr 5, 2000 9:00 am16 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Finding the best ways to nurture new teachers early in their careers -- giving them confidence and expertise, getting them certified, and keeping them in the profession -- will be the topic of a two-day conference in Champaign next week. Will the next economic bust be caused by student loans? May 15, 2012 9:00 am16 views A Minute With™... Angela Lyons, a professor of agricultural and consumer economics and the director of the Center for Economic and Financial Education How do you keep kids reading throughout the summer? Jul 8, 2008 9:00 am16 views A Minute With™... education professor Violet Harris 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 am16 views A Minute With™... Debra Bragg, a professor of higher education Value of international math and science test questioned by scholar Jan 6, 2009 9:00 am17 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - To no one's surprise, Asian students outscored their American classmates on the 2007 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), a highly respected international assessment administered every four years to compare the mathematics and science test scores of fourth- and eighth-grade students from around the world. But according to a University of Illinois education professor, one standardized test should not be taken as a final verdict on the quality of math and science education in U.S. elementary schools. University and local schools start new summer academy for teachers Jun 3, 2005 9:00 am17 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. Teachers upgrade tech skills statewide Jun 17, 2003 9:00 am17 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - More than 400 Illinois teachers are upgrading their computer and technology skills this summer at eight sites throughout the state. Should 'No Child Left Behind' be reauthorized? Sep 11, 2007 9:00 am17 views A Minute With™... education professor Lizanne DeStefano Sun-Times sports columnist to speak Friday Sep 30, 2002 9:00 am17 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Rick Telander, a Chicago Sun-Times sports columnist and the author of the recently published "String Music," a novel about a young basketball fan and the basketball star who befriends him, will speak at 12:30 p.m. Friday (Oct. 4) at the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana. Expert in language disorders in children to speak at Illinois Oct 25, 2010 9:00 am17 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). 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. Multicultural youth conference to offer students guidance for college Oct 12, 2006 9:00 am18 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. How limited English students move to English-only classes questioned Oct 6, 2011 9:00 am19 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. What we've learned about the role of social media as a tool of revolution Dec 20, 2012 9:00 am19 views A Minute With™... education professor Linda Herrera Early childhood education the subject at U. of I. public forum Feb 13, 2006 9:00 am20 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. Media invited to view, experience training at Fire Service Institute Mar 21, 2003 9:00 am20 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Members of the news media will have an opportunity on March 26 to view and experience aspects of the training given to thousands of firefighters and emergency personnel every year at the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute. Teacher placement day attracts recruiters from half the states Mar 22, 2002 9:00 am20 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Recruiters from half the states and several foreign countries will be looking for teachers to fill thousands of positions March 28 at the University of Illinois at the annual Teacher Placement Day. Illinoisans unimpressed with quality of state's colleges and universities Jun 23, 2008 9:00 am20 views Champaign, IGPA, the U. of I. College of Media, and the Forum on the Future of Public Education at the Urbana-Champaign campus. Nationally recognized expert on public schools to lecture at Illinois Sep 27, 2011 9:00 am20 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - John Q. Easton will discuss his most recent book, "Organizing Schools for Improvement: Lessons From Chicago," in two lectures at the University of Illinois next week. Combination of services helps mothers with chronic substance abuse issues Feb 16, 2011 9:00 am21 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. White House testimony on creating a national plan to reduce bullying Mar 9, 2011 9:00 am21 views A Minute With™... educational psychology professor Philip Rodkin Book Corner: Korean American students at U.S. colleges Sep 16, 2010 9:00 am22 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -Among the UI campus's largest non-white ethnicities, Korean American students arrive at college hoping to realize the liberal ideals of the modern American university, in which individuals can exit their comfort zones to realize their full potential regardless of race, nation or religion. In her new book "The Intimate University: Korean American Students and the Problems of Segregation" (Duke University Press, 2009), Nancy Abelmann, a professor of anthropology and of East Asian languages and cultures, explores the tensions between these liberal ideals and the particularities of race, family and community in the contemporary university. How Obama's tuition-free community college plan addresses access and affordability in higher ed Jan 13, 2015 9:00 am23 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. Restructuring in College of Education to foster research, teaching, more Feb 10, 2011 9:00 am23 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - The College of Education at the University of Illinois recently announced a restructuring that is expected to better support collaborative research and teaching by merging three departments. The merger also is expected to help the college maximize resources, be more competitive in obtaining external funding and address high-impact research and policy initiatives on the state and national levels. The restructuring, which took effect Jan. 1, created a department - called Education Policy, Organization and Leadership - from the former departments of educational policy studies, educational organization and leadership, and human resource education. Can a voucher system like Indiana's improve educational outcomes? Sep 13, 2011 9:00 am23 views A Minute With™... Chris Lubienski, a professor of education policy, organization and leadership Conference to explore legacy of 1954 Brown v. Board decision Mar 15, 2004 9:00 am24 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The landmark Brown v. Board of Education U.S. Supreme Court decision will soon mark its 50th anniversary, on May 17. Local school, U. of I. professor, part of anti-bully film debuting March 28 Mar 18, 2008 9:00 am24 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. First group of K-12 teachers to receive master's degrees online to graduate May 14 May 10, 2000 9:00 am24 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. UI to be site of new national disability research institute May 19, 2000 9:00 am24 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois will be the site of a new national Disability Research Institute supported by the U.S. Social Security Administration. Aging adults have choices when confronting perceived mental declines Aug 2, 2007 9:00 am24 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. The business side of college basketball coaches to be topic of talk Feb 2, 2001 9:00 am26 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- An inside perspective on 25 years of change in the business side of coaching college basketball will be the theme of a lecture Feb. 6 at the University of Illinois. Research fails to support current rapid growth of charter schools Mar 26, 2008 9:00 am27 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The case for charter schools, by all appearances, has been made with politicians and the public. Forty states now have them, their numbers are rapidly increasing, and they now serve more than a million students. Youth Literature Fest coming to U. of I., area schools, community Oct. 2-4 Sep 18, 2008 9:00 am27 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Books, kids, and the love of reading will take center stage Oct. 2-4 in Champaign-Urbana, at the University of Illinois, and in 44 area schools - all as part of a first-ever Youth Literature Festival in East Central Illinois. How universities became the 'balancing wheel' for fluctuating state budgets Oct 6, 2009 9:00 am27 views A Minute With™... education professor Jennifer A. Delaney Plantiff's daughters in famed Brown v. Board case to lecture at U. of I. Mar 4, 2004 9:00 am28 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two daughters of the late Rev. Oliver Brown - for whom the landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision was named - will give a lecture at 4 p.m. on March 11 in Foellinger Auditorium, 709 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana. Book: private schools not as effective as some advocates suggest Nov 11, 2013 9:00 am28 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new book challenges popular assumptions about the superiority of private-school education and raises questions about the political imperatives behind current school-reform and policy initiatives that are based on market theory. Center for Advanced Study/MillerComm lecture series opens Jan 21, 2003 9:00 am29 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Afghanistan, Africa, anti-Semitism and animal rights - as well as an evening with a novelist, and a look at how culture shapes personal choices. Applied baccalaureate degrees at two-year colleges play critical roles Apr 30, 2009 9:00 am29 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Applied baccalaureate degree programs at community colleges not only offer a path for non-traditional students to earn a bachelor's degree, but they also help state and local governments address shortages in the workforce, according to a University of Illinois expert who studies how first-generation college students use community colleges as a bridge to higher education. Sixteen authors to take part in Youth Literature Festival at U. of I. Oct 1, 2012 9:00 am29 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - Celebrated authors of books for children and adults will share their enthusiasm for their craft in a series of events as part of the College of Education's annual Youth Literature Festival, to be observed Thursday-Saturday (Oct. 4-6). Social media may help women overcome computer anxiety Mar 6, 2012 9:00 am30 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - No matter how many hours a day young women spend tweeting and texting, downloading electronic media or communicating online with co-workers or friends, many of them believe they're not as competent at using computer technology as the men around them. Since the Internet's infancy, researchers have observed a distinct gender divide in attitudes toward and adoption of computer technology, with many women tending to feel intimidated by it, a phenomenon called computer anxiety. Teachers, administrators urging middle schoolers to turn off TV for a week Apr 13, 2005 9:00 am30 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. Illinois professor receives four-year $1.4 million grant from NICHD Apr 28, 2010 9:00 am30 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. Study: Employers, workers may benefit from employee reference pool Nov 17, 2010 9:00 am31 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - With employers increasingly reluctant to supply references for former employees in order to avoid legal liability, the creation of a centralized reference pool for workers may make labor markets in the U.S. more efficient, a University of Illinois expert in labor and employment law says. Schools come to U. of I. in search of new teachers at educators' job fair Feb 26, 2007 9:00 am32 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. 400 youth to compete in statewide 4-H Robotics Challenge Apr 27, 2015 12:00 pm33 views Nearly 400 youth from across Illinois will be on the University of Illinois campus Saturday (May 2) to compete in the seventh annual Illinois 4-H Robotics Challenge. Skills learning program in middle schools dramatically reduces fighting May 6, 2013 9:00 am33 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Middle school children who completed a social-emotional skills learning program at school were 42 percent less likely to engage in physical fighting a year later, according to a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health.