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Pakpoom Buabthong, a senior in physics, displays the Deployer cellphone app, which enables users to access and share animated educational videos created by Scientific Animations without Borders. Pictured with Buabthong are SAWBO co-founders Julia Bello-Bravo and Barry Pittendrigh.

New mobile app expands the outreach of SAWBO videos

Author: Sharita Forrest, Education Editor

Published Date:May 15, 2015

Pakpoom Buabthong, a senior in physics, displays the Deployer cellphone app, which enables users to access and share animated educational videos created by Scientific Animations without Borders. Pictured with Buabthong are SAWBO co-founders Julia Bello-Bravo and Barry Pittendrigh.

Published Date: May 15, 2015


Health issues in Africa to be focus of conference

Author: Sharita Forrest, Education and Social Work Editor

Published Date:May 4, 2015

Infectious disease expert Mosoka P. Fallah, one of five “Ebola fighters” honored as a Person of the Year by Time in 2014, will be among the speakers at an upcoming symposium at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: May 4, 2015


New Orleans’ school reforms harmful to black community, scholars say

Author: Sharita Forrest, Education Editor

Published Date:May 1, 2015

By most media accounts, education reform in post-Katrina New Orleans is a success. Test scores and graduation rates are up, and students once trapped in failing schools have their choice of charter schools throughout the city.

Published Date: May 1, 2015


A study led by Dorothy L. Espelage, the Gutgsell Endowed Professor of child development and Hardie Scholar, found that the popular social-emotional learning program Second Step effectively reduced peer aggression among youths with disabilities.

Program reduces bullying by students with disabilities, study finds

Author: Sharita Forrest, Education Editor

Published Date:March 31, 2015

Bullying perpetration decreased by 20 percent over a three-year period among youths with disabilities who participated in a social and emotional learning program, a new study found.

Published Date: March 31, 2015


The education experts cited in media stories and blog posts may have little background in research or education policy, suggests a new study by, left, curriculum specialist Joel R. Malin and education professor Christopher Lubienski, both at the University of Illinois.

Education 'experts' may lack expertise, study finds

Author: Sharita Forrest, Education Editor

Published Date:February 20, 2015

The education experts cited in media stories and blog posts may have little background in research or education policy, suggests a new study by, left, curriculum specialist Joel R. Malin and education professor Christopher Lubienski, both at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: February 20, 2015