Core curriculum committee formed for Carle Illinois College of Medicine Dec 10, 2015 9:00 am2382 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. New Illinois law improves access to services for young children with disabilities or delays Nov 1, 2022 9:45 am2366 views A new Illinois law makes Illinois children up to age 3 who are involved with the state’s child welfare agency automatically eligible for early intervention services. Special education professor Catherine Corr was on the working group that proposed policy changes for the law. Gender differences in vocational interests decrease with age, study finds Mar 27, 2018 12:30 pm2326 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. Study: Gestures help students learn new words in different languages Jan 29, 2019 11:30 am2323 views Students' comprehension of words in a foreign language improves if teachers pair each word with a gesture – even if the gesture is arbitrary and does not represent a word’s actual meaning, researchers at the University of Illinois found. Benefits of online interaction for teens outweigh danger, professor says Nov 6, 2007 9:00 am2312 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Is there such a thing as being too safe on the Internet? One University of Illinois education researcher believes there is, at least when teenagers are concerned. Is affirmative action in college admissions under threat? Aug 23, 2017 9:00 am2308 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 policies Computerized testing pioneer Hua-Hua Chang to receive achievement award Apr 24, 2017 2:00 pm2278 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. Project embeds computer science lessons in math instruction for K-5 students Feb 2, 2016 12:15 pm2256 views A two-year project funded by the National Science Foundation is laying the groundwork for meeting society’s growing demand for citizens literate in computer science by integrating computing with elementary school mathematics – an approach that holds promise for democratizing access to computer science education and promoting diversity within the U.S. technology workforce. Study: Black students receive fewer warnings from teachers about misbehavior Jul 29, 2019 9:15 am2248 views A new study of racial and ethnic disparities in school discipline found that black middle school students were significantly less likely than their white peers to receive warnings from teachers about misbehavior. Study: Many parents of children with disabilities don’t make care plans Feb 9, 2018 11:45 am2216 views Fewer than half of parents of children with disabilities make long-term care plans to ensure their child's needs are met if the parent dies or can no longer care for the child, University of Illinois special education professor Meghan Burke found. Seventh-graders learn astrophysics through mixed-reality computer simulation Mar 30, 2016 11:30 am2045 views Researchers at the University of Illinois hope to inspire greater numbers of young people to become astronomers – or at least to embrace learning science – with a new computer simulation that engages children’s bodies as well as their minds in learning about how objects move in space. Anderson named College of Education dean Jun 7, 2017 9:45 am2025 views James D. Anderson, the interim dean of the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will become the dean effective Aug. 16. Relationship building among co-workers key driver of workplace socialization May 20, 2010 9:00 am2017 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A sink-or-swim mentality for socializing new employees will ultimately only drain organizations of their best talent over time, according to new research by a University of Illinois expert in workplace dynamics. Self-directed learning helps some students reach goals, study suggests Jul 24, 2012 9:00 am1902 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Students with cognitive and learning disabilities who engaged in a self-directed learning program were more likely to access mainstream instruction and achieve their academic or other goals, suggests research by Karrie A. Shogren, a special education expert at the University of Illinois. With online games, high school students learn how to rein in disease outbreaks Jun 27, 2016 11:00 am1901 views High school students investigate Ebola-like outbreaks and administer vaccines through Outbreak!, a new summer course at Illinois that uses online games to encourage critical thinking about fighting infectious diseases. Studies examine effects of California's push for computer science education Feb 24, 2022 8:15 am1895 views Despite California’s push for computer science education, race and gender disparities persist among the high schools offering these courses, the students enrolled in them and the teachers. Rote memorization of historical facts adds to collective cluelessness Feb 12, 2009 9:00 am1836 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - As fans of talk-show host Jay Leno's man-on-the-street interviews know, Americans suffer from a national epidemic of historical and civic ignorance. But just because most Americans know more about "American Idol" than they do about American government doesn't necessarily mean it's entirely their fault. Children from chaotic homes benefit from time in child care, study finds Nov 19, 2015 9:30 am1823 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. Bullying more violent in school with gangs nearby, study finds Apr 18, 2013 9:00 am1819 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The presence of gangs in the vicinity of schools creates a pervasive climate of fear and victimization among students, teachers and administrators that escalates the level of aggression in bullying incidents and paralyzes prevention efforts, suggests a new study in the journal Psychology of Violence. How might Freedom Schools promote educational equity in Illinois? Jan 27, 2021 10:30 am1792 views Educational history professor Jon Hale discusses how Freedom Schools promote civil rights and educational equity and the implications for Illinois in funding these schools as part of the state's education reform initiative. Paper: Regional public universities increase access, social mobility for nearby residents Oct 20, 2022 8:00 am1791 views By broadening access to higher education in their local geographic area, regional public universities increase the economic and social mobility of the residents in their counties, says new research co-written by a team of University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign economists. Wounds from childhood bullying may persist into college years, study finds Sep 1, 2016 10:45 am1789 views Childhood bullying inflicts the same long-term psychological trauma on girls as severe physical or sexual abuse, suggests a new survey of nearly 500 college students. How are social media changing higher education? Apr 22, 2021 8:00 am1767 views Fear of reprisals from outraged parties on social media and unspoken rules about acceptable discourse on college campuses constrain what faculty members teach, research and discuss, says sociology professor Ilana Redstone. What quality of education are schools required to provide to students with disabilities? Jan 25, 2017 8:30 am1763 views Special education professor James Shriner on a case recently heard by the U.S. Supreme Court to decide the educational benefits that public schools are required to provide to students with disabilities. A sense of purpose may have significant impact on teens' emotional well-being Feb 13, 2023 1:15 pm1717 views Educational psychology professor Kaylin Ratner found in a study of more than 200 adolescents that feeling a sense of purpose had a significant impact on teens' emotional well-being. Study: Girls more likely than boys to struggle with social, behavioral, academic needs Apr 23, 2018 12:30 pm1701 views The more failing grades students have during eighth grade, the more likely they are to experience social-emotional learning problems, academic difficulties and behavioral problems as high school freshmen, a new study found. Study: Child care providers often lack the training, resources to serve children with disabilities Jul 3, 2018 11:15 am1692 views Although the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law nearly 30 years ago, a survey of child care providers in Illinois indicates little has changed with regard to the inclusion of children with disabilities in child care settings. 'The Game Changer' documentary on accessibility pioneer Tim Nugent premieres Sept. 22 on BTN Sep 13, 2016 2:00 pm1688 views A new 30-minute documentary tells the story of Tim Nugent, known by many as the “Father of Accessibility,” who founded the first comprehensive program for college students with physical disabilities at the University of Illinois. Prior to the start of that program, people with disabilities were not expected to go to school, find employment or play sports. War, genocide 'difficult knowledge' to teach younger students Sep 3, 2009 9:00 am1677 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Whether they're found in a museum or a textbook, historical narratives about traumatic events such as war and genocide are better left to older students, who have typically developed a more refined historical consciousness, says a University of Illinois professor who studies and teaches historical instruction. How is higher education making college degrees more attainable? Aug 29, 2018 8:30 am1673 views Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, the director of the Office of Community College Research and Leadership at the University of Illinois, discusses initiatives that are making college degrees attainable for more students. College of Education expanding doctoral programs in special education Feb 26, 2020 8:00 am1619 views The College of Education is expanding the capacity of its doctoral programs in special education to help address a nationwide shortage of researchers and faculty members in the field. Projects explore role of social-emotional learning in healing racial wounds Jan 5, 2021 2:30 pm1590 views U. of I. scholars are coordinating online parenting seminars and activities for students and staff members at two Illinois school systems that will explore the role of social and emotional learning in healing racial wounds. Is the tide of sexual misconduct allegations shifting the balance of power? Mar 2, 2018 10:30 am1522 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 Hund Environmental greenness may not improve student test scores, study finds Jan 4, 2019 8:30 am1464 views Researchers at the University of Illinois and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service suggest in a new study that environmental greenness may not be associated with higher test scores in schoolchildren after all. Teachers, pupils disagree about who the bullies are, study says Nov 4, 2013 9:00 am1456 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - New research from the University of Illinois indicates that elementary school students and their teachers often don't agree on who bullies whom in their classrooms. And researchers say that intervention and prevention programs need to both heighten teachers' awareness of bullying and provide support for victims that mitigate its impact on their academic achievement. Scholars: Estimates of food insecurity among college students problematic Apr 24, 2019 1:00 pm1455 views A good estimate of how many college students struggle with food insecurity is a difficult number to pin down, says new research from a team of University of Illinois experts who study food choice issues. What tips can help educators convert in-person courses to online instruction? Jul 9, 2020 12:00 pm1455 views Teaching professor and medical education facilitator Dr. Kashif A. Ahmad, who mentors educators in creating quality online courses, discusses his tips for creating engaging online content. Group learning makes children better decision-makers, study finds Jan 19, 2016 1:00 pm1449 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. New book examines the evolution of academic freedom at the U of I Nov 29, 2021 1:45 pm1449 views A new book, "Dangerous Ideas on Campus: Sex, Conspiracy and Academic Freedom in the Age of JFK," explores how the prevailing moral values of the 1960s affected protections for scholars at the U. of I. Holistic approach best for tackling nonmedical drug use, study finds Apr 24, 2020 8:15 am1446 views Health practitioners are constantly developing new ways to help those with drug and alcohol addictions wean themselves from their substance of choice. Most such programs have limited success, however. A new study finds that interventions that take a multidimensional approach – tackling the biological, social, environmental and mental health obstacles to overcome while also addressing a person’s substance use – work best for those hoping to stop using drugs. Taboo words’ impact mediated by context, listeners’ likelihood of being offended Aug 10, 2017 8:30 am1445 views A new paper by University of Illinois scholars suggests that the physiological and psychological effects of profanity and other taboo words on people who read or hear them may be due largely – but not entirely – to the context and individual audience members’ likelihood of being offended. Children use video games to explore science in two NSF-funded projects Aug 26, 2019 2:30 pm1436 views U. of I. educational psychology professor H. Chad Lane receives $3.2 million from the National Science Foundation to fund two projects that use the video game Minecraft to explore big ideas in science. Paper: Train future psychologists to dismantle racism, injustice in society Aug 29, 2022 1:00 pm1413 views A team of psychologists, led by scholars at the U. of I. proposes training future psychologists to dismantle racism and systemic oppression in society -- while addressing their discipline's legacy of racist theories and practices. Students use TikTok to learn about biomechanics during engineering virtual summer camps Aug 13, 2020 11:30 am1396 views Teens attending the virtual summer camps hosted by the College of Engineering used the video-sharing medium TikTok to learn the principles of biomechanics and the techniques of motion-capture analysis. Study examines Teach For America’s impact on costs, hiring at five school systems Feb 19, 2016 10:30 am1393 views Teach For America has reaped millions of dollars in nonrefundable finder’s fees from school systems in the U.S. through lucrative contracts that require schools to hire designated numbers of the organization’s corps members – whether or not its teachers meet districts’ specific content or grade-level needs, a new study suggests. Spending on public higher education overlooks net benefits as investment in state’s future Mar 10, 2016 9:00 am1390 views Thinking of higher education funding as an investment that lowers costs – and not as mere consumption spending – could reframe the debate in Springfield, according to research from Walter W. McMahon, an emeritus professor of economics and of educational organization and leadership at the University of Illinois. Guaranteed-tuition laws inflating college costs, study finds Aug 23, 2016 9:30 am1370 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. New technique can track drug and gene delivery to cells May 21, 2018 8:00 am1329 views University of Illinois researchers say they now know how to track and map drug and gene delivery vehicles to evaluate which are most effective at infiltrating cells and getting to their targets, insight that could guide development of new pharmaceutical agents. The researchers described their tracking system and their findings on the most effective delivery vehicles in the journal Nature Communications. College of Education opens new digital learning research laboratory Sep 22, 2015 10:00 am1294 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. Research questions belief that private schools are better than publics Apr 7, 2005 9:00 am1278 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Students do better in private schools, according to common wisdom - and some well-regarded data now more than two decades old.