blog postsIllinois 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.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 am3 views A Minute With™... Debra Bragg, a professor of higher educationHow 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.Expert in language disorders in children to speak at IllinoisOct 25, 2010 9:00 am3 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). Why Illinois – and many states – may seek a waiver to No Child Left BehindNov 1, 2011 9:00 am3 views A Minute With™... Katherine Ryan, a professor of educationCan 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 leadershipWould more charter schools help reform education in America?Dec 24, 2009 9:00 am3 views A Minute With™... education professor Christopher LubienskiValue of international math and science test questioned by scholarJan 6, 2009 9:00 am4 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.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 researchPersonal, professional enrichment possible through continuing education coursesFeb 15, 2001 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Asian cooking, Vietnam movies, Russian museums É and seafood, architecture, opera, writing, Lincoln and the Amish.Symposium in Chicago to focus on all aspects of charter schoolsFeb 23, 2011 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - Charter schools as agents of change in American education will be the focus of a March 15 symposium at the Illini Center in Chicago that will feature scholars who have varying perspectives on the issue.What will stimulus spending mean to higher education?Mar 25, 2009 9:00 am4 views A Minute With™... Walter W. McMahon, a professor of economics emeritus and educational organization and leadership emeritusChicago schools CEO among guests at teacher placement dayApr 5, 2004 9:00 am4 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.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.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 should kids get summers off?Jun 7, 2010 9:00 am4 views A Minute With™... Carolyn Shields, a professor of educationNew ruling, new outlook for school desegregation effortsJul 11, 2007 9:00 am4 views A Minute With™... education professor William TrentLocal teachers to attend Chancellor's Academy at U. of I. starting July 31Jul 25, 2008 9:00 am4 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.Autism '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.School-university team makes baseball an exercise in learningOct 21, 2003 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Baseball is pitching, hitting, running the bases.What should President Obama do with No Child Left Behind?Nov 11, 2008 9:00 am4 views A Minute With™... education professor Sarah J. McCartheyWorkshop on Jan. 22 seeks to guide parents to connect with their kidsJan 4, 2000 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - How to connect with your kids - in particular in talking about substance abuse - will be the topic of a parenting workshop Jan. 22 (Saturday) at the University of Illinois.Teacher conference to focus on ways to recruit, retain teachersFeb 23, 2011 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - New teacher induction and mentoring will be the focus of the Illinois New Teacher Collaborative's sixth annual conference.Social media may help women overcome computer anxietyMar 6, 2012 9:00 am5 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.Perchance to dream, perchance to write for young childrenApr 15, 2010 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - An approach to teaching young children the principles of writing and literacy that prohibits them from borrowing from our common cultural landscape is a problematic one, according to a University of Illinois professor who studies childhood learning and literacy development.First group of K-12 teachers to receive master's degrees online to graduate May 14May 10, 2000 9:00 am5 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.Yearlong commemoration of Brown v. Board decision to beginSep 15, 2003 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A commemoration of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision begins this month at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and will continue throughout the school year.Sun-Times sports columnist to speak FridaySep 30, 2002 9:00 am5 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.Education 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.Study examines what factors may predict intervention to stop bulliesDec 19, 2011 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new study of more than 346 middle-school children indicates that boys are less likely than girls to intervene to protect a bullying victim, especially if the boy is a member of a peer group in which bullying is the norm. The study also suggests that anti-bullying programs that focus on bystander intervention and empathy training aren't likely to have much impact unless attention is given to reducing bullying perpetration within children's peer groups.Combination of services helps mothers with chronic substance abuse issuesFeb 16, 2011 9:00 am6 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.Plantiff's daughters in famed Brown v. Board case to lecture at U. of I.Mar 4, 2004 9:00 am6 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.Conference to explore legacy of 1954 Brown v. Board decisionMar 15, 2004 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The landmark Brown v. Board of Education U.S. Supreme Court decision will soon mark its 50th anniversary, on May 17.NAACP Chairman Julian Bond to deliver keynote at three-day U. of I. conferenceMar 22, 2004 9:00 am6 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.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 am6 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?Software tool makes PowerPoint easier for disabled to useDec 11, 2003 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Whether in the classroom or the boardroom, chalkboards have been replaced nearly universally by computer-aided audiovisual presentations that commonly involve a laptop computer and Microsoft PowerPoint software. And while that change has proved beneficial for most presenters and their audiences, a notable exception is for people with disabilities.Restructuring in College of Education to foster research, teaching, moreFeb 10, 2011 9:00 am7 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.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.White House testimony on creating a national plan to reduce bullyingMar 9, 2011 9:00 am7 views A Minute With™... educational psychology professor Philip RodkinTeacher placement day attracts recruiters from half the statesMar 22, 2002 9:00 am7 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.Kris Kristofferson among guests slated to attend Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film FestApr 12, 2002 9:00 am7 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.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 EducationTeachers upgrade tech skills statewideJun 17, 2003 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - More than 400 Illinois teachers are upgrading their computer and technology skills this summer at eight sites throughout the state.Book Corner: Korean American students at U.S. collegesSep 16, 2010 9:00 am7 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.Nationally recognized expert on public schools to lecture at IllinoisSep 27, 2011 9:00 am7 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. Book: private schools not as effective as some advocates suggestNov 11, 2013 9:00 am7 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.How Obama's tuition-free community college plan addresses access and affordability in higher edJan 13, 2015 9:00 am8 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.Early 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.