blog postsYouth literature festival to feature authors, variety of art formsSep 14, 2010 9:00 am16 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Nationally known and emerging authors, illustrators, poets and storytellers will engage with their young readers and readers young at heart during the second Youth Literature Festival. The festival, to take place Oct. 9 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Illinois campus, celebrates the ways in which written works enrich the lives of young people and promotes reading as a fun activity.Youth Literature Festival authors, artists to visit 90 Illinois schoolsOct 17, 2016 10:30 am280 views About 90 local schools will welcome award-winning authors and book illustrators as part of the University of Illinois’ 2016 Youth Literature Festival.Youth Literature Fest coming to U. of I., area schools, community Oct. 2-4Sep 18, 2008 9:00 am13 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.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.Wounds from childhood bullying may persist into college years, study findsSep 1, 2016 10:45 am1384 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.Would more charter schools help reform education in America?Dec 24, 2009 9:00 am3 views A Minute With™... education professor Christopher LubienskiWorkshop 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.With online games, high school students learn how to rein in disease outbreaksJun 27, 2016 11:00 am831 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. Will the U.S. Supreme Court end race-based affirmative action in college admissions?Oct 22, 2012 9:00 am55 views A Minute With™... James D. Anderson, the Gutgsell Professor of Educational Policy StudieWill the Student Aid Bill of Rights help control student loan debt?Apr 23, 2015 2:00 pm164 views A Minute With™ Angela Lyons, director of the Center for Economic and Financial EducationWill the next economic bust be caused by student loans?May 15, 2012 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... Angela Lyons, a professor of agricultural and consumer economics and the director of the Center for Economic and Financial EducationWill free SATs improve higher-education equity in Illinois?Aug 5, 2016 10:45 am632 views The state superintendent of education said providing the SAT for free would promote equity in higher education. Education professor Eboni Zamani-Gallaher isn't so sure.Why should kids get summers off?Jun 7, 2010 9:00 am4 views A Minute With™... Carolyn Shields, a professor of educationWhy schools should move from traditional to 'balanced' calendarsJun 22, 2006 9:00 am42 views A Minute With™... Carolyn Shields, the head of the department of educational organization and leadershipWhy Illinois – and many states – may seek a waiver to No Child Left BehindNov 1, 2011 9:00 am5 views A Minute With™... Katherine Ryan, a professor of educationWhite House testimony on creating a national plan to reduce bullyingMar 9, 2011 9:00 am7 views A Minute With™... educational psychology professor Philip RodkinWhat 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 emeritusWhat we've learned about the role of social media as a tool of revolutionDec 20, 2012 9:00 am8 views A Minute With™... education professor Linda HerreraWhat's left unsaid about sexuality and schools can be harmful, author saysOct 25, 2004 9:00 am16 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Sexuality is not an easy topic for discussion as it relates to schools, but what is left unsaid can cause a lot of harm, says Cris Mayo, a professor of education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the author of a new book.What should President Obama do with No Child Left Behind?Nov 11, 2008 9:00 am4 views A Minute With™... education professor Sarah J. McCartheyWhat quality of education are schools required to provide to students with disabilities?Jan 25, 2017 8:30 am1091 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.What parents can do to assure a successful school yearAug 27, 2015 9:45 am661 views A Minute With...™ Eva Pomerantz, expert on children's motivation in schoolWhat factors might explain children's poor performance on Illinois' new standardized tests?Oct 19, 2015 11:30 am657 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.What constitutes bullying, and how should kids and parents respond to it?Sep 8, 2009 9:00 am14 views A Minute With™... educational psychology professor Dorothy EspelageWebsite promotes global democracy education with insights from prominent peace activistsJan 25, 2016 11:15 am746 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.Web site lets you 'know when to say when'Dec 20, 2000 9:00 am17 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- 'Tis the season for holiday parties, and drinkers are urged to "know when to say when" before getting behind the wheelWealthy donors, think tanks major influences on education policy, study saysMar 11, 2016 2:15 pm966 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.War, genocide 'difficult knowledge' to teach younger studentsSep 3, 2009 9:00 am325 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.Values, peers shape minority males' academic success, study findsMay 11, 2011 9:00 am60 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - For the U.S. to achieve President Barack Obama's goal of having the largest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020, educators, policymakers and families will need to address the barriers that discourage minorities from pursuing higher education. A new study by Lorenzo DuBois Baber, a professor of higher education at the University of Illinois, sheds light on the unique challenges facing African American and Latino males.Value 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.U.S. hotels need to better understand Chinese travelers' culture, goals, study saysSep 19, 2014 9:00 am273 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - China's rapidly growing middle class is expected to be a boon for the travel industry, in both China and the U.S. in coming years.U. of I. student wins Doris Duke Fellowship to promote child well-beingMar 20, 2014 9:00 am49 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - Catherine P. Corr, a doctoral student in special education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named a recipient of a Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being.U. of I.'s literacy software could make No Child Left Behind exams 'history'Mar 7, 2011 9:00 am25 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - While social media such as Facebook and Twitter have transformed the way people communicate, educational practices haven't kept pace, relying on outdated, limited tools such as standardized tests that don't reflect the profound changes precipitated by the Web. An interdisciplinary team of experts at the University of Illinois is developing software that they believe will transform the practice of writing assessment - and potentially eliminate cumbersome proficiency testing such as that mandated by state and federal agencies as a result of the No Child Left Behind Act.U. of I. project examining applied baccalaureate degree programsFeb 9, 2011 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - President Barack Obama, in his 2011 State of the Union address, said that postsecondary education is critical to the U.S. economic recovery, and reiterated his goal that 55 percent of 25-34 year-old Americans hold associate degrees or higher degrees by 2025.U. of I. program targets growing obesity rate among Midwest HispanicsFeb 21, 2012 9:00 am28 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Hispanics living in the Midwest have the highest obesity rates among Latinos in the U.S., and in Illinois, the percentage of obese Latino children 6-11 years of age has doubled since 2001, standing now at 24 percent.U. of I. professor James Anderson named to National Academy of EducationJun 30, 2008 9:00 am61 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - James D. Anderson, the Gutsgell Professor of educational policy studies at the University of Illinois, has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Education, considered the highest honor in the field of educational scholarship.U. of I. education expert: community colleges undervalued, underfundedJul 14, 2009 9:00 am16 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Popular culture may have an uncharitable attitude toward community colleges, but a University of Illinois expert in education says they are an underfunded community asset and an invaluable resource for first-generation college students, low-skilled adult workers and immigrants aspiring to enter college, and downsized workers and mid-career changers transitioning to a recession-proof career.University and local schools start new summer academy for teachersJun 3, 2005 9:00 am3 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.Unique web site puts early childhood programs on the map and onlineMar 18, 2008 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - For individual parents, finding the right child care or preschool program is tough enough.Uninsured community college students in Illinois confused about Obamacare, study saysSep 4, 2014 9:00 am152 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Young adults in Illinois who recently obtained coverage under Illinois' expanded Medicaid program said they were unfamiliar with "Obamacare" and were unaware that their Medicaid benefits were related to the federal health care law, according to a new survey of community college students conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois.UNC literacy expert will give annual Goldstick lecture at IllinoisNov 2, 2012 9:00 am23 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - Karen Erickson, a literacy expert, will give the annual Goldstick Family Lecture in the Study of Communication Disorders at the University of Illinois on Nov. 8. Erickson's talk is titled "Conditions of Literacy Learning Success for Students With Significant Disabilities."UI to be site of new national disability research instituteMay 19, 2000 9:00 am12 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.UI student named congressional fellowAug 1, 2001 9:00 am32 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Margaret Brooks LaRaviere of Chicago, a doctoral student at the University of Illinois, will be working on Capitol Hill this academic year instead of on campus.TransAfrica leader to give keynote speech at weeklong Martin Luther King Jr. symposiumJan 17, 2001 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Randall Robinson, an internationally known advocate for human rights, executive director of TransAfrica and TransAfrica Forum, and author of last year's "The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks," will be speaking at the University of Illinois this Thursday (Jan. 18).To improve diversity in STEM, fix higher education, scholar saysApr 24, 2015 11:00 am168 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The U.S. will make little progress toward changing the predominately white-male face of its science and technology workforce until higher education addresses the attitudes, behaviors and structural practices that undermine minority students’ access and success at college, a new study suggests.Tim Nugent a pioneer in changing life for people with disabilitiesNov 12, 2015 1:15 pm2561 views Tim Nugent, who died Wednesday at the age of 92 in Urbana, Illinois, was a visionary who changed the world for people with disabilities. Starting with a small program at the University of Illinois a few years after World War II – but for years with little support, and often outright opposition – Nugent sought to change both the opportunities for people with disabilities and public attitudes about them.The phthalate DEHP undermines female fertility in miceApr 16, 2014 9:00 am32 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two studies in mice add to the evidence that the phthalate DEHP, a plasticizing agent used in auto upholstery, baby toys, building materials and many other consumer products, can undermine female reproductive health, in part by disrupting the growth and function of the ovaries.'The Game Changer' documentary on accessibility pioneer Tim Nugent premieres Sept. 22 on BTNSep 13, 2016 2:00 pm1264 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.The edTPA assessment and licensing of student teachersApr 25, 2016 9:30 am1715 views A Minute With...™ Illinois Professor Chris Roegge, executive director of the Council on Teacher Education The business side of college basketball coaches to be topic of talkFeb 2, 2001 9:00 am12 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.