blog postsYouth literature festival to feature authors, variety of art formsSep 14, 2010 9:00 am50 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 am361 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 am24 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 am47 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 am1718 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 am11 views A Minute With™... education professor Christopher LubienskiWorkshop on Jan. 22 seeks to guide parents to connect with their kidsJan 4, 2000 9:00 am30 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 am1489 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 am71 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 pm194 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 am9 views A Minute With™... Angela Lyons, a professor of agricultural and consumer economics and the director of the Center for Economic and Financial EducationWill Illinois’ new education law fix the state’s teacher shortage?May 4, 2018 1:00 pm2774 views Chris Roegge, the executive director of the Council on Teacher Education at the University of Illinois, discusses whether new legislation in Illinois will remedy the state's shortage of teachers.Will free SATs improve higher-education equity in Illinois?Aug 5, 2016 10:45 am654 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 am142 views A Minute With™... Carolyn Shields, a professor of educationWhy schools should move from traditional to 'balanced' calendarsJun 22, 2006 9:00 am2052 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 am10 views A Minute With™... Katherine Ryan, a professor of educationWhy do so few community college grads transfer to elite colleges?Mar 18, 2019 1:00 pm1020 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.'Whiteness' undermines efforts to address systemic racism in public educationMar 9, 2021 3:15 pm2206 views Few educational leaders emerge from college and professional development programs fully prepared to address the systemic racism they encounter in public education, according to a study by U. of I. scholar Nathan Tanner.White House testimony on creating a national plan to reduce bullyingMar 9, 2011 9:00 am18 views A Minute With™... educational psychology professor Philip RodkinWhat will stimulus spending mean to higher education?Mar 25, 2009 9:00 am15 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 am19 views A Minute With™... education professor Linda HerreraWhat tips can help educators convert in-person courses to online instruction?Jul 9, 2020 12:00 pm1407 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.What's left unsaid about sexuality and schools can be harmful, author saysOct 25, 2004 9:00 am81 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 am12 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 am1696 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 am823 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 am965 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 am104 views A Minute With™... educational psychology professor Dorothy EspelageWhat challenges are professors and college students facing with the migration of classes online?Mar 26, 2020 8:00 am3621 views School of Information Sciences instructor Melissa Wong offers suggestions for how professors and college students can adapt to online learning.Website promotes global democracy education with insights from prominent peace activistsJan 25, 2016 11:15 am769 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 am32 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 pm1073 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 am1218 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 am109 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 am14 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 am411 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 virtual test assesses bioengineering students' laboratory skillsOct 23, 2020 2:45 pm1161 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.U. of I. student wins Doris Duke Fellowship to promote child well-beingMar 20, 2014 9:00 am57 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 am59 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 am11 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 am42 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 am122 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 am32 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 am15 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 am46 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 am237 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 am33 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 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.UI student named congressional fellowAug 1, 2001 9:00 am65 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 am7 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).