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A Year of Achievements
A Message from Dean Mary Kalantzis
This past year has been another incredible period of achievement for the College of Education at Illinois. As we near the midpoint of what is hopefully a restorative summer for you spent with family and friends, I would like to reflect on some recent accomplishments of our scholars, all of them relevant innovators and critical providers of professional education preparation and leadership. Learn more ...

 
 
 

We Populate the Academy with Scholars of Color
Christopher M. Span, associate dean for academic programs and an associate professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, recently noted in an article the diverse talent that annually comes from the College of Education at Illinois. “How did the College of Education achieve these remarkable results?” Span asked in his piece. “The answer really starts with two individuals: Dr. James D. Anderson and Dr. William T. Trent.” Learn more ...

 

New App Shows Kids Impact of Food Choices
An educational software application under development by Emma Mercier, an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, is introducing middle school students to the topic of climate change and showing them how their dietary choices affect the planet. Mercier's goals with the app are to make kids aware of the causes and impacts of climate change and help them become data literate. Learn more ...

 

Professor Recognized as Top-20 Most Published Worldwide
An article published by the journal Educational Psychology Review has ranked Associate Professor Jennifer Cromley in the Department of Educational Psychology as one of the top 20 most published educational psychologists in the world. The piece gauged the top five journals in the field and ranked Cromley at No. 19. Cromley's department was recently ranked No. 7 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Learn more ...

 

EJP Director Discusses Prison Reform at White House
Rebecca Ginsburg, director of the Education Justice Project (EJP), was among a small group of college and university leaders who went to the White House to participate in a roundtable discussion on prison reform. While there, Ginsburg conveyed the numerous successes of EJP and encouraged the Obama administration to continue supporting such initiatives. Learn more ...

 

Education Scholars Lead AERA Institute 
For the third time in four years, Education at Illinois professors Sarah Lubienski and Joseph Robinson-Cimpian traveled to Washington, D.C., to lead the AERA Institute on Statistical Analysis for Education Policy, which works toward building the capacity of the U.S. education research community to use large-scale national and international data sets. Learn more ...

 

How Children Use Language to Overcome Obstacles
Anne Haas Dyson, a professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, is the editor of a new collection of worldwide case studies, which examines children’s use of written language and the obstacles they encounter in different school environments. Dyson's irritation early in her career about the limited scope of literacy research inspired her to return to college and obtain a doctorate. Learn more ...

 

Project NEURON Creates Real-World STEM Curriculum
As Next Generation Science Standards are being adopted nationwide, teachers need models that align with the intent of these criterions. Enter Project NEURON, a professional development and research project in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction that creates curriculum materials for science teachers in middle school and high school. Learn more ...