blog posts Keeping and developing new teachers focus of conference Apr 20, 2001 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Educators from around the state will gather in Champaign early next week to trade ideas and experience on how to keep and develop new teachers. Authority on African-American families to speak Nov. 12 Nov 5, 2002 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Robert B. Hill, a nationally known authority on African-American families, will speak on "Understanding Black Families: Strengths and Challenges" in a lecture Nov. 12 (Tuesday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Disabilities symposium to look at future Nov 13, 2000 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- President Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act. President Clinton signed another landmark disability act, known as "Ticket to Work." What might come next, whoever is president, will be just one of the topics at the "Symposium on Disability and Equality: Strategies for Success" this Thursday through Saturday (Nov. 16-18) at the Illini Center, 200 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago. Teacher Placement Day on April 5 to draw school districts from 27 states and six foreign countries Mar 29, 2001 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. New and veteran teachers, from both the University of Illinois and the community, will be shopping for jobs at schools from around the country and around the world April 5 (Thursday) at the UIs annual Teacher Placement Day. Learning outcomes in higher education the topic of May 4 talk at U. of I. Apr 25, 2007 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The assessment of college knowledge - what students have learned during their time on campus - has been moved to the forefront in many discussions on the future of higher education. Teachers, principals to take part in Chancellor's Academy at U. of I. Jul 27, 2006 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Forty-two local teachers and 28 school principals are expected to attend the second Chancellor's Academy, starting Monday (July 31). Law School Day offers opportunities for students to talk to 86 law schools Oct 10, 2000 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois college students preparing to apply to law school are invited to attend Law School Day at the University of Illinois on Oct. 16 (Monday). Campus forum to look at public universities' role in educational equity Jan 16, 2007 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Are public research universities still serving the public interest? Are low-income and minority students losing access? What are the consequences as these schools become more selective and competitive? Slavery, science, theater among topics in lecture series at Illinois Feb 13, 2006 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. --- Global slavery, the role of serendipity in scientific research, and an all-female Japanese theater troupe are on the schedule of talks and performances this spring sponsored by the Center for Advanced Study at the University of Illinois at Quality teachers the focus of statewide conference in Springfield Feb 24, 2006 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - It's a central premise of the "No Child Left Behind" Act and proven in numerous studies: Quality teachers influence student learning perhaps more than any other factor. Yet up to half of new teachers, including many highly qualified teachers, leave the profession within their first five years. Teachers learn to integrate technology into classes during weeklong workshops Jun 21, 2002 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. More than 1,200 Illinois educators have upgraded their computer skills during the past four summers through a weeklong institute called "A Moveable Feast." Professor sees inequity, little change, in post-Katrina school reform Aug 23, 2006 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Can a devastating flood set the stage for the transformation of a school system? On the reforms needed in teacher education Mar 4, 2010 9:00 am8 views A Minute With™... Mary Kalantzis, the dean of the College of Education Law School Day to take place Oct. 8 at the U. of I. Sep 17, 2008 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois college students preparing to apply to law school are invited to attend Law School Day at the University of Illinois on Oct. 8. TransAfrica leader to give keynote speech at weeklong Martin Luther King Jr. symposium Jan 17, 2001 9:00 am9 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). Former Illinois president to speak at community college leadership retreat May 15, 2002 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The new executive director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), along with a former University of Illinois president, will be among the speakers at a two-day retreat next week for community college leaders in Illinois. Statewide initiative aims for support for all new Illinois teachers Sep 1, 2005 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - New teachers in Illinois will get help where they need it, and access to mentoring from veteran and National Board Certified teachers. Administrators will get advice on supporting new teachers during their first crucial years in the classroom. Passes for Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival go on sale Nov. 1 Oct 19, 2006 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Festival passes will go on sale Nov. 1 for the ninth annual Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival, to be held April 25-29 at the Virginia Theater in Champaign, Ill., and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Black women and civil rights the focus of talks and film at U. of I. Oct 30, 2006 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The role of black women in civil rights and in 20th-century black history will be the focus of three presentations on Nov. 8 and 9 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Federal budget deal offers some welcome stability for research Feb 3, 2014 9:00 am10 views A Minute With™... Peter Schiffer, a professor of physics and the vice chancellor for research Schools visiting U. of I. to recruit teachers on annual placement day Mar 2, 2005 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Schools in Brooklyn, Denver and Los Angeles, as well as Green Bay, Wis.; Green Cove Springs, Fla., and Palm Springs, Calif., will be among those looking for new teachers on Thursday (March 3) at the annual Teacher Placement Day at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Recruiters to come to campus March 30 for Teacher Placement Day Mar 28, 2000 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - New and veteran teachers, from both the University of Illinois and the community, will be shopping for jobs at schools from around the country Thursday (March 30) at the UI's annual Teacher Placement Day. Chicago schools CEO among guests at teacher placement day Apr 5, 2004 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Representatives from more than 120 school districts will be at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Thursday (April 8) for the annual Teacher Placement Day. Research questions belief that private schools are better than publics Apr 7, 2005 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Students do better in private schools, according to common wisdom - and some well-regarded data now more than two decades old. Will the next economic bust be caused by student loans? May 15, 2012 9:00 am10 views A Minute With™... Angela Lyons, a professor of agricultural and consumer economics and the director of the Center for Economic and Financial Education Teachers at 11 schools will learn new computer and Internet skills in summer institutes Jun 12, 2001 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. .Almost 450 Illinois educators will be learning new computer and Internet skills this summer through weeklong institutes at 11 sites in Illinois. Aspiring lawyers to get information at Law School Day Aug 13, 2007 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois college students preparing to apply to law school are invited to attend Law School Day at the University of Illinois on Sept. 19. Book Corner: How to achieve balance in your life Oct 21, 2010 9:00 am10 views Juggling the demands of being a faculty member, as well as trying to find time for yourself and family and friends can seem overwhelming. "The Joyful Professor" (Henschel Haus, 2010), by Barbara Minsker, a professor of environmental and water resources systems engineering, provides tips for balancing the many roles of researcher, teacher, coach and mentor, while maintaining a healthy personal life. Why Illinois – and many states – may seek a waiver to No Child Left Behind Nov 1, 2011 9:00 am10 views A Minute With™... Katherine Ryan, a professor of education Can a voucher system like Indiana's improve educational outcomes? Nov 8, 2007 9:00 am10 views A Minute With™... Christopher Lubienski, a professor of educational organization and leadership U. of I. project examining applied baccalaureate degree programs Feb 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. Symposium in Chicago to focus on all aspects of charter schools Feb 23, 2011 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - Charter schools as agents of change in American education will be the focus of a March 15 symposium at the Illini Center in Chicago that will feature scholars who have varying perspectives on the issue. Former HHS administrator to speak on welfare reform March 29 Mar 26, 2001 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Peter Edelman was a high-level administrator in the Department of Health and Human Services in 1996 when Bill Clinton signed legislation to reform the welfare system. Statewide initiative aims for support for all new Illinois teachers Aug 15, 2005 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - New teachers in Illinois will get help where they need it, and access to mentoring from veteran and National Board Certified teachers. Administrators will get advice on supporting new teachers during their first crucial years in the classroom. How limited English students move to English-only classes questioned Sep 15, 2011 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Policymakers may want to rethink how they determine when children with limited English skills are fluent enough to learn in English-only classrooms, says a new study by an education professor at the University of Illinois. Fewer college students are graduating on time, and it's costing plenty Dec 8, 2010 9:00 am11 views A Minute With™... Jennifer Delaney, a professor of educational organization and leadership Educators to share how to keep, train, mentor new teachers Apr 10, 2002 9:00 am12 views Champaign-Ford Regional Office of Education, 893-4921. K-12 teachers, administrators build computer skills June 12-16 Jun 7, 2000 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- More than 200 Illinois teachers and administrators will be building up their computer and Internet skills at eight locations June 12-16 through summer institutes organized by the University of Illinois College of Education. New ruling, new outlook for school desegregation efforts Jul 11, 2007 9:00 am12 views A Minute With™... education professor William Trent Continuing Education offers wide range of personal and professional enrichment programs Sep 15, 2000 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- People who want to learn to write for magazines, learn to canoe, or explore "The Creation" will have opportunities this fall through the University of Illinois. So will would-be photographers, those wanting to learn how to handle holiday stress, and people who'd like to explore Allerton Park, near Monticello. What should President Obama do with No Child Left Behind? Nov 11, 2008 9:00 am12 views A Minute With™... education professor Sarah J. McCarthey Would more charter schools help reform education in America? Dec 24, 2009 9:00 am12 views A Minute With™... education professor Christopher Lubienski Among continuing education offerings is a trip to Italy Jan 28, 2003 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Members of the community can explore topics as diverse as opera, terrorism, flower gardens and the detective novel in programs to be offered this spring and summer by the Office of Continuing Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. One opera program features a 10-day trip in July to Verona, Italy, for an opera festival. Statewide conference to build on support for new teachers in Illinois Feb 22, 2008 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Support programs for new teachers will once again be the focus of a statewide conference Feb. 26-27 in Springfield, Ill., the third annual conference organized by the Illinois New Teacher Collaborative (INTC). Teacher conference to focus on ways to recruit, retain teachers Feb 23, 2011 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - New teacher induction and mentoring will be the focus of the Illinois New Teacher Collaborative's sixth annual conference. School-university team makes baseball an exercise in learning Oct 21, 2003 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Baseball is pitching, hitting, running the bases. Nurturing new teachers focus of two-day conference April 10-11 Apr 5, 2000 9:00 am14 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Finding the best ways to nurture new teachers early in their careers -- giving them confidence and expertise, getting them certified, and keeping them in the profession -- will be the topic of a two-day conference in Champaign next week. How can graduating seniors best prepare for the job market? May 8, 2006 9:00 am14 views A Minute With™... Brandon J. Bute, assistant director of the campus Career Center More than 120 local educators to attend Chancellor's Academy at U. of I. Jul 25, 2007 9:00 am14 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Eighty local teachers, nearly double the number from last year - along with more than 40 school administrators - are expected to take part in the third annual Chancellor's Academy, which starts Monday (July 30). Poverty in local community the subject of Feb. 10 education forum Jan 24, 2007 9:00 am15 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Poverty and its influence on children, schools and the Champaign-Urbana community - and finding new strategies to address it - will be the topic of a two-part forum on Feb. 10 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.