February 4, 2014

“Math is in school, the world is out there, and never the two shall meet.”

That is the central critique of the College of Education’s Rico Gutstein, PhD as he reflects on how math education is conducted in urban schools.  Most students, he argues, do not have the opportunity to use mathematics to really understand what is happening in their lives.Read more

January 28, 2014

As President Obama prepares to address the nation in the annual State of the Union address, join College faculty, students and alumni in a live discussion of the education policies proposed by the President.  To join the discussion, become a member of our...Read more

January 27, 2014

Note:  the College's Josh Radinsky, PhD, associate professor of curriculum and instruction and Federico Waitoller, PhD, assistant professor of special education, wrote the following letter to the Chicago Tribune editorial board.  The letter was published in the January 26 edition of the...Read more

January 21, 2014

Michelle Parker-Katz highlighted the emerging shortage of special education teachers in CPS schools.Read more

January 13, 2014

Much of the debate on the use of educational technology focuses on how districts will afford to place the newest technologies available in the hands of their students.  In Philadelphia, where school budgets are scraping bottom, iPads are purchased on a school-by-school basis.  In Los Angeles, the district has invested $1 billion to provide every student with an iPad.Read more

January 13, 2014

Jaime Zurheide, PhD student in special education at UIC, will receive the Council for Exceptional Children Division for Research Doctoral Student Scholars award. This award has been given to 11 scholars in Special Education nation-wide who were selected for the quality of their dissertation...Read more

January 6, 2014

When students face real or perceived racial discrimination either inside or outside the school, their performance in the classroom can be affected.  The College of Education's Aerika Brittian, PhD, assistant professor of education psychology, examines strategies students use to cope with...Read more

December 20, 2013

College of Education professors' investigation reveals miscalculation of students affected by CPS closings.Read more

December 17, 2013

When the wave of education reform starts at the national level, the national policy discussion often takes place at the macro level.  When education reforms hit the local school level, does the policy discussion continue? ...Read more

December 14, 2013

Does a child's experiences growing up in certain social and cultural environments impact how teachers should lead math instruction?  The College of Education's Danny Martin, PhD, professor of curriculum and instruction, says for African American children, there tends to be a set of experiences...Read more