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Building Schools that Support Students

Research from Education at Illinois assistant professor Rebecca Hinze-Pifer and the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research found that removing school research officers had no negative effects on school safety in Chicago Public Schools
10-Jul-2024 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Forum on the Future of Illinois Education to Publicly Examine HB 2170 Progress

The Forum on the Future of Illinois Education event is Thursday, March 28 beginning at 8:30 a.m. CDT at the I Hotel and Conference Center on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus. The event is free and open to the public.
25-Mar-2024 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Whether a Racial Minority or Majority at Their School, White Teachers Struggle with Race Relations

In a study of white teachers’ sense of belongingness at their schools, EPOL assistant professor Jennifer L. Nelson found that these teachers were often ill-equipped for discussions about racial issues with Black colleagues and students because...
2-Feb-2024 9:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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New Curricula to Set the Story Straight About Native American History in Illinois

A multidisciplinary effort involving the Department of History and the College of Education is working on a website and curricula to be used in all public schools in Illinois to educate students about the history of Native Americans in the state.
20-Oct-2023 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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How to Reap the Benefits of Generative AI in Education—While Avoiding the Pitfalls

Two College of Education professors are at the cutting edge of harnessing the power of Generative AI in education. Here, they share their story and thoughts on the possibilities that Generative AI holds for education and the problems it poses.
12-Oct-2023 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ujima Freedom Schools: Bringing Empowerment, Joy, and Hope to Young Black Scholars

This summer, around 150 youth, mostly Black and Latinx, took part in Ujima Freedom School in Champaign, a joint effort involving the College of Education and the University of Illinois that is aimed at transforming lives and communities.
11-Oct-2023 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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How A Traumatic Brain Injury Shaped Emily Tarconish’s Mission for Disability Advocacy

Emily Tarconish had a plan for her life until a car crash left her with a Traumatic Brain Injury. Now, she's devoting her life to making sure that people with disabilities know that having a disability isn't anything to be ashamed of and that they...
18-Sep-2023 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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