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Faculty, students and alumni making good on the promise of urban public education

Disabilities are not Life-Defining

MEd Youth Development alumna Kim Meares is piloting a program that creates opportunities for young adults living with developmental disabilities to build life and career skills.

Special Education Program Launched at Concordia

Chicago is in need of new special educators, and alumna Valerie Jones, PhD Special Education '13 is working to prepare new special education teachers with small group intervention skills.

Three Black students are working on a science experiment at a table in a chemistry classroom, moving small amounts of liquid from one container to another.

Science Teacher Preparation Grant Begins

Through a National Science Foundation grant, we're recruiting for the next generation of African American and Latina/o science teachers and leaders to transform Chicago Public Schools.

Two students work on a drawing at the Chinese American Service League early childhood center.

Chinese Second Language Education in Chicago

While most resources focus on Spanish-speaking children learning English, alumna Meredith Chambers is preparing early learners of immigrant Chinese parents to tackle the English language.

A closed CPS school has its windows and doors boarded with plywood, and a retractable crane platform sits outside the building.

School Closings Research in Al Jazeera America

At the College of Education, we are gearing our work around the idea of impacting 500,000 children’s lives over 10 years.  A big chunk of that 500,000 is 47,490 CPS students impacted by…

Career Advice for Special Educators

Carlitta Tucker-Powell, MEd Special Education, was recently featured by CBS 2 Chicago discussing her insights into what it takes to succeed as a special educator in Chicago Public Schools.

Coping Strategies for Students Facing Racial Bias

Professor Aerika Brittian is investigating how racial bias impacts student performance and how affected students engage in coping with the effects of discrimination.

Special education teacher Samantha Rosell instructs two students who are sitting at computers playing a game that develops skills with word identification.

Transition from Special Ed Examined in Brief

Two College professors researched the effects and solutions to the xcritical challenge of transition from special education services.

A kindergartner uses her finger to spell out the word

Digital Divide: Can iPads Close the Gap?

Digital learning tools like iPads can be key tools to close the digital divide gap that manifests between socioeconomic groups.

Research Examines How Teachers Self-Evaluate

Student Marcine Adams' research is looking at teachers' missed opportunities for digging deeper and creating crucial connections with students.