Published Date:September 17, 2014
Egypt’s 2011 revolution, described at the time as a “Facebook revolution,” made Linda Herrera a big believer in the power of social media. A past resident of Cairo who had studied the online culture of Egyptian youth and followed events through their Facebook pages, the University of Illinois education professor became, for a moment in time, a “complete cyber-optimist.”
September 17, 2014
Published Date:September 4, 2014
Young adults in Illinois who recently obtained coverage under Illinois’ expanded Medicaid program said they were unfamiliar with “Obamacare” and were unaware that their Medicaid benefits were related to the federal health care law, according to a new survey of community college students conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois.
September 4, 2014
Published Date:August 26, 2014
While state lawmakers honored provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 by not slashing their appropriations for higher education during the recent economic crisis, a new analysis by higher education expert Jennifer A. Delaney indicates that the stimulus program may have failed to promote college access and affordability.
August 26, 2014
Published Date:August 11, 2014
A new study of middle-school youth reveals the powerful role of school culture, including teachers’ and staff members’ perceptions, in creating environments that promote or discourage bullying and bystander intervention.
August 11, 2014
Published Date:June 11, 2014
Self-administered surveys are a vital tool for researchers who gather sensitive information about adolescents. But young people who provide untruthful answers on questionnaires as pranks have the potential to throw researchers’ findings way off track, particularly studies that involve minority groups.
June 11, 2014