Adults with disabilities on Medicaid wait list most likely to have unmet service needs Oct 6, 2016 1:30 pm1277 views Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities on Illinois’ Medicaid wait list who are minorities, in poor health or unable to speak are more likely to have unmet service needs, a new study by University of Illinois researchers found. U of I virtual test assesses bioengineering students' laboratory skills Oct 23, 2020 2:45 pm1267 views When COVID-19 forced the U. of I. to go to online-only instruction last spring, a team led by bioengineering professor Karin Jensen created a test to remotely assess students' ability to culture cells in the laboratory. Study: First Amendment offers scant protection for professors May 9, 2016 1:00 pm1205 views When academics choose to litigate speech disputes with colleges and universities, they end up losing nearly three-quarters of the time – a finding that points to the growing tension between academic freedom and campus speech codes, says U. of I. labor and employment relations professor Michael LeRoy. Anderson named College of Education interim dean Aug 10, 2016 10:30 am1182 views James D. Anderson, the head of the department of education policy, organization and leadership and the executive associate dean for the College of Education, will become the interim dean of the College of Education effective Aug. 16. Study: Idea sharing increases online learner engagement Jul 14, 2021 8:00 am1157 views Online learning engagement can be increased by nearly one-third by simply prompting students to share course ideas instead of personal details. Report: Many Illinois students not receiving critical computer science education Jul 27, 2021 8:45 am1149 views Many K-12 students in Illinois are not receiving the computing education needed to succeed in the workforce they'll enter after high school graduation, according to a new report by U. of I. scholar Raya Hegeman-Davis. Laser light show machine teaches students math, computer programming Apr 20, 2018 8:00 am1138 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. K-12 Shield Playbook offers guidance for reopening schools amid ongoing pandemic Apr 14, 2021 2:15 pm1137 views A new resource is available to help guide teachers and school administrators as they reopen schools amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, assembled by researchers and experts at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The K-12 Shield Playbook is based on the SHIELD Illinois program used to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic at the university. Quick fixes won’t stop sexual harassment in academia, experts say Aug 19, 2020 3:45 pm1134 views While many academic institutions are searching for ways to prevent sexual assault and sexual coercion among their faculty members, staff and students, they are failing to address the most common forms of gender-based harassment, say experts who study harassment and discrimination at work and in academic and health care settings. In an opinion published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the experts focus on behaviors that communicate derision, disgust or disrespect for members of one sex or gender group. Illinois design students create virtual reality scenarios for those soon to be released from prison May 22, 2018 8:00 am1125 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. Computer science education for Illinois children, teachers to be summit focus Aug 28, 2019 2:30 pm1114 views The inaugural Illinois Statewide K-12 Computer Science Education Summit will bring together teachers, lawmakers and others stakeholders to discuss computer science education in Illinois schools. Study examines impact of high school teacher and student views of freshmen's social, emotional needs Jun 8, 2020 9:00 am1105 views When high school freshmen’s teachers give them lower scores on communication skills, the students receive four times as many disciplinary referrals as some of their peers, a new study found. Wealthy donors, think tanks major influences on education policy, study says Mar 11, 2016 2:15 pm1104 views Venture philanthropists are dramatically reshaping public education policymaking in the U.S. by funding integrated networks of think tanks and advocacy organizations that work together to push through to implementation education laws that these wealthy donors favor, a new study by University of Illinois researchers suggests. Why do so few community college grads transfer to elite colleges? Mar 18, 2019 1:00 pm1081 views Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, the director of the Office of Community College Research and Leadership at the University of Illinois, discusses why so few community college students transfer to selective colleges and universities. Changes to student financial aid policy created “flawed,” debt-based system May 31, 2016 9:15 am1070 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. Direct college admissions conference on campus Dec. 6 Nov 22, 2019 11:00 am1068 views A national conference on direct college admissions policies will be held Dec. 6 on the University of Illinois campus to explore how these programs can increase college access and boost enrollment. What factors might explain children's poor performance on Illinois' new standardized tests? Oct 19, 2015 11:30 am1061 views Sarah McCarthey, director of teacher education in the College of Education at the University of Illinois, discusses the preliminary results of Illinois' standardized test scores for the state's schoolchildren. Illinois receives grant to help study community college transfer students Feb 5, 2016 9:45 am1042 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. Education Justice Project receives $1 million Mellon grant Oct 24, 2017 11:30 am1040 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. Are TV sports networks game-changers for financing collegiate athletics? Mar 20, 2023 12:45 pm1014 views Revenue from collegiate sports TV networks may decrease cross-subsidization of athletic programs by other units at these colleges, but athletic programs' spending also seemed to increase, scholars Jennifer Delaney and Tyler Kearney found. Personal history with street gangs sparks U. of I. graduate student’s research Jan 21, 2016 10:30 am1011 views Gabriel "Joey" Merrin, a doctoral student in child development at Illinois, is the author of a recent study that explored the risk and protective factors associated with young people who resist gang recruitment. Raised in low-income areas of inner-city Chicago notorious for gang violence, Merrin has personal experience with the environmental factors that push and pull youths into gang affiliation. New book examines race's impact in school choice movement Sep 15, 2021 9:45 am992 views A new book by education professor Jon Hale examines the complex history of the school choice movement in the U.S., which was overshadowed by racism and resistance to desegregation. OCCRL hosts conference on racial justice, equitable outcomes in higher education Sep 9, 2019 9:00 am985 views Racial justice on community college campuses is the focal point of an upcoming institute in San Diego, the third such conference organized by the U. of I. Office of Community College Research and Leadership. People with student loan debt oppose Obama’s tuition-free college plan, study finds Jul 6, 2016 9:00 am974 views A recent analysis of online conversations about President Obama’s proposed plan for tuition-free community colleges, America’s College Promise, indicates that a significant number of people oppose the plan because it lacks measures to help them and the millions of other borrowers currently mired in student loan debt. Brazilians with less education more likely to report being in poor health, study finds May 16, 2018 8:45 am972 views Brazilians with less education are more likely to self-report as being in poor health, according to a study using data from nationwide surveys distributed every five years from 1998 to 2013. The study also found that general subjective health did not improve over the study period, even though more people gained education throughout the study, indicating that other factors associated with poor education may need to be addressed to improve self-perceptions of health. College tours for Chinese teens a rapidly growing market for tourist industry Aug 24, 2018 12:15 pm968 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. Does revoking professional licenses prompt borrowers to repay student loans? Dec 11, 2017 3:45 pm953 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 Lyons How could public education change under the Trump administration? Dec 2, 2016 10:00 am951 views Sarah Lubienski, a professor of curriculum and instruction at Illinois, spoke recently about the possible future of public schools under the Trump administration. For community college students, ‘nudge-induced borrowing’ increases achievement Nov 12, 2018 9:15 am943 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. Receiving weekend food improves school attendance among children living with hunger May 10, 2019 12:15 pm941 views Participating in a food-distribution program that provides children from food-insecure households with backpacks of meals for the weekend improves their school attendance on Fridays, a new study found. Study: I-Promise grants boost low-income U. of I. students’ graduation rates Apr 29, 2019 8:30 am931 views Freshmen from low-income families who received Illinois Promise loan-replacement grants at the University of Illinois were significantly more likely to graduate within five years, a new study found. New book explores forces behind Chicago Teachers Union strike of 2012 Dec 14, 2016 8:45 am927 views A new book co-written by University of Illinois labor professors Steven K. Ashby and Robert Bruno chronicles the seven-day strike by the Chicago Teachers Union in 2012. What parents can do to assure a successful school year Aug 27, 2015 9:45 am923 views A Minute With...™ Eva Pomerantz, expert on children's motivation in school Study links student loans with lower net worth, housing values after college May 18, 2016 9:45 am915 views People who had outstanding balances on their student loans when they graduated or dropped out of college had lower net worth, fewer financial and nonfinancial assets, and homes with lower market values when they reached age 30, according to a paper by University of Illinois social work professor Min Zhan. Are direct college admissions the future of higher education? Apr 25, 2023 10:15 am890 views Direct college admissions systems benefit both students and postsecondary institutions, according to Jennifer Delaney, a professor of higher education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. A close look at Hillary Clinton's New College Compact proposal Aug 27, 2015 11:45 am889 views A Minute With...™ Jennifer Delaney, expert on higher education finance Latinos' beliefs about masculinity discourage prostate cancer screenings Mar 15, 2011 9:00 am833 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. Does tax reform bill spell trouble for higher education? Nov 28, 2017 8:45 am830 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 Study: Student loans hamper wealth accumulation among black, Hispanic adults Jul 30, 2018 12:00 pm810 views Black and Hispanic adults who graduate college with student loan debt have significantly lower net worth at age 30 than students who don't borrow to pay for college, according to a new study led by University of Illinois scholar Min Zhan. Only half of youths involved in problem behaviors graduate on time Jan 9, 2018 11:45 am809 views Children who experience high rates of bullying, fighting or absenteeism during seventh grade are at significantly greater risk of not graduating high school on time, a new University of Illinois study suggests. New book examines role of children’s writing in creating their childhoods May 2, 2016 1:30 pm804 views The experiences of eight children from around the world as they learned written language, and the ways in which these students used composition to confront social, societal and pedagogical barriers, are explored in a new book by a University of Illinois scholar. Study: Mothers raising children with autism prone to depression, stress May 5, 2014 9:00 am791 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Mothers of young children with autism spectrum disorders experience significantly higher levels of depressive symptoms and stress than mothers of typically developing children, a study by researchers at the University of Illinois suggests. Digital technologies the focus of new College of Education programs Nov 12, 2015 10:15 am791 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. Colleges must reexamine career services to boost employment of students with disabilities Apr 28, 2023 9:45 am789 views Fundamental changes are needed in colleges’ career and disability services so that students with disabilities can access job opportunities aligned with their skills and aspirations, said Chang-kyu Kwon, a professor of education policy, organization and leadership at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Technology loan program helps families receive early childhood services online Dec 17, 2020 10:15 am788 views The Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse lends computer tablets and Wi-Fi hotspots to families of infants and young children who need them to conduct online sessions with their children's therapists during the pandemic. Pay-it-forward college financing policies examined in new study Oct 4, 2017 8:30 am787 views Pay-it-forward college financing programs that enable students to pay tuition upon departure rather than entry may make college more accessible to greater numbers of students in the U.S., a new analysis suggests. Website promotes global democracy education with insights from prominent peace activists Jan 25, 2016 11:15 am782 views The Egyptian protesters of the Arab Spring had numbers, excitement and social media, but they could not make democracy happen. Linda Herrera thinks one reason is that they did not know how. She’s hoping to help change that with a new educational website in five languages, featuring two prominent peace activists: Mohamed ElBaradei and Rajmohan Gandhi. Book examines the effects of volatility in state funding for higher education May 5, 2023 12:00 pm756 views Recessions and other economic downturns usually portend cuts in states' higher education funding, and U. of I. professor Jennifer Delaney and other experts explore the implications in the new book, "Volatility in State Spending for Higher Education." Researchers say reality shows distort realities of addictions, treatment Jun 27, 2011 9:00 am752 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Reality television series such as "Intervention" that claim to provide unflinching portraits of addiction and treatment don't accurately depict either one, and, at worst, the shows' focus on the most extreme cases may deter some viewers from seeking help, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Illinois. Paper: Videos help medical students master physiology concepts Feb 28, 2018 8:30 am721 views Researchers at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and Carle Illinois College of Medicine have found that creating short videos that explain information presented during physiology lectures makes teaching easier for medical educators and learning easier for their students.