Youth literature festival to feature authors, variety of art forms Sep 14, 2010 9:00 am61 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 schools Oct 17, 2016 10:30 am380 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. 2-4 Sep 18, 2008 9:00 am27 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 begin Sep 15, 2003 9:00 am53 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 finds Sep 1, 2016 10:45 am1797 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 am17 views A Minute With™... education professor Christopher Lubienski Workshop on Jan. 22 seeks to guide parents to connect with their kids Jan 4, 2000 9:00 am50 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 outbreaks Jun 27, 2016 11:00 am1955 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 am81 views A Minute With™... James D. Anderson, the Gutgsell Professor of Educational Policy Studie Will the Student Aid Bill of Rights help control student loan debt? Apr 23, 2015 2:00 pm202 views A Minute With™ Angela Lyons, director of the Center for Economic and Financial Education Will the next economic bust be caused by student loans? May 15, 2012 9:00 am19 views A Minute With™... Angela Lyons, a professor of agricultural and consumer economics and the director of the Center for Economic and Financial Education Will Illinois’ new education law fix the state’s teacher shortage? May 4, 2018 1:00 pm2803 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 am662 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 am281 views A Minute With™... Carolyn Shields, a professor of education Why schools should move from traditional to 'balanced' calendars Jun 22, 2006 9:00 am4258 views A Minute With™... Carolyn Shields, the head of the department of educational organization and leadership Why Illinois – and many states – may seek a waiver to No Child Left Behind Nov 1, 2011 9:00 am16 views A Minute With™... Katherine Ryan, a professor of education Why do so few community college grads transfer to elite colleges? Mar 18, 2019 1:00 pm1089 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 education Mar 9, 2021 3:15 pm2881 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 bullying Mar 9, 2011 9:00 am24 views A Minute With™... educational psychology professor Philip Rodkin Whether a racial minority or majority at their school, white teachers struggle with race relations Jan 31, 2024 8:00 am402 views White teachers who worked at a school where the faculty was majority Black felt shocked, rejected, uncomfortable and anxious when race-related discussions arose, U. of I. education professor Jennifer L. Nelson found in a study of belongingness in the workplace. What will stimulus spending mean to higher education? Mar 25, 2009 9:00 am18 views A Minute With™... Walter W. McMahon, a professor of economics emeritus and educational organization and leadership emeritus What we've learned about the role of social media as a tool of revolution Dec 20, 2012 9:00 am21 views A Minute With™... education professor Linda Herrera What tips can help educators convert in-person courses to online instruction? Jul 9, 2020 12:00 pm1463 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 says Oct 25, 2004 9:00 am107 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 am14 views A Minute With™... education professor Sarah J. McCarthey What's behind the teacher shortage in US schools? Sep 21, 2022 1:00 pm6940 views The teacher shortages plaguing primary and secondary schools in the U.S. could be game-changers for people entering the field, according to Nancy Latham, an associate dean in the College of Education. What quality of education are schools required to provide to students with disabilities? Jan 25, 2017 8:30 am1770 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 year Aug 27, 2015 9:45 am937 views A Minute With...™ Eva Pomerantz, expert on children's motivation in school What factors might explain children's poor performance on Illinois' new standardized tests? Oct 19, 2015 11:30 am1078 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 am135 views A Minute With™... educational psychology professor Dorothy Espelage What challenges are professors and college students facing with the migration of classes online? Mar 26, 2020 8:00 am4400 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 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. Web site lets you 'know when to say when' Dec 20, 2000 9:00 am35 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- 'Tis the season for holiday parties, and drinkers are urged to "know when to say when" before getting behind the wheel Wealthy donors, think tanks major influences on education policy, study says Mar 11, 2016 2:15 pm1111 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 students Sep 3, 2009 9:00 am1774 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 finds May 11, 2011 9:00 am148 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 scholar Jan 6, 2009 9:00 am20 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 says Sep 19, 2014 9:00 am500 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 skills Oct 23, 2020 2:45 pm1270 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 to lead National Artificial Intelligence Research Institute focused on STEM learning May 4, 2023 8:15 am4727 views Scientists at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will lead a National Artificial Intelligence Research Institute focused on developing learning technologies that will accelerate youths' STEM learning and broaden diversity in related occupations. U. of I. student wins Doris Duke Fellowship to promote child well-being Mar 20, 2014 9:00 am62 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 am83 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 programs Feb 9, 2011 9:00 am14 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 Hispanics Feb 21, 2012 9:00 am77 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 Education Jun 30, 2008 9:00 am146 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, underfunded Jul 14, 2009 9:00 am50 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 teachers Jun 3, 2005 9:00 am18 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 online Mar 18, 2008 9:00 am87 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 says Sep 4, 2014 9:00 am268 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 Illinois Nov 2, 2012 9:00 am34 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."