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Jameson Brewer is co-editor of a new book that offers insider perspectives on the culture and philosophies of the nonprofit organization Teach for America. Brewer, who is a TFA alumnus, is associate director of the Forum on the Future of Public Education.

New book offers look inside Teach for America

Author: Sharita Forrest, Education Editor

Published Date:July 1, 2015

Jameson Brewer graduated from Valdosta State University with a degree in education in December 2008, just as the U.S. economy tumbled into the Great Recession. When the recession, coupled with Brewer’s limited experience as a student teacher, stymied his efforts to find a teaching position, he eventually signed on with the alternative certification program Teach for America, hoping the two-year commitment would provide the experience he needed to jumpstart his career.

Published Date: July 1, 2015


Websites geared toward older adults are providing this population with new opportunities to discuss and explore their sexuality, according to a netnography co-written by Liza Berdychevsky, a professor of recreation, sport and tourism.

Many older adults going online to discuss, learn about sex

Author: Sharita Forrest, Education Editor

Published Date:June 10, 2015

Forget those ageist stereotypes that senior citizens have little interest in sex and are befuddled by technology. Many older adults are going online to dish about the joys of sex and swap advice about keeping their mojos working well into their twilight years, a new study found.

Published Date: June 10, 2015


Illinois guaranteed-tuition law is making higher education less affordable for students who attend its public colleges and universities, according to analyses by education professor Jennifer A. Delaney and Tyler D. Kearney, an associate director of the Office for Planning and Budgeting.

Illinois' guaranteed-tuition law making college less affordable

Author: Sharita Forrest, Education Editor

Published Date:May 26, 2015

Illinois’ guaranteed-tuition law is causing tuition rates at the state’s public colleges and universities to escalate faster than they would if schools were allowed to adjust tuition rates annually, say two experts in higher education finance from the University of Illinois.

Published Date: May 26, 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.

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