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

Two Black girls work on a science experiment, removing liquid from a vial and transferring it to a beaker.

Science Identity Development for Black Students

Professors Maria Varelas and Danny Martin are investigating how Black students develop identities as mathematics and science learners and how teachers foster positive identity development.

Empathy from White Teachers to Black Students

Alumnus Chezare Warren investigated how a mostly White and female national teacher body can connect with African American male students in urban school districts.

Genetics of Language Development

PhD Literacy, Language and Culture student Debra Landay is investigating why diagnosis of the genetic condition known as Fragile X Syndrome, causing intellectual disabilities, is often delayed.

A closed CPS school has its windows and doors boarded up with plywood.

School Closure Data Revised by Professors

Professors Federico Waitoller and Joshua Radinsky used spatial mapping to drastically revise upward CPS' count of the number of children affected by school closings.

Poverty's Growing Role in Suburban Schools

Alumna Aisha El-Amin is addressing the needs of growing low-income populations in Sauk Village through a community fest connecting parents with crucial resources.

Secondary Transition for Latino SPED Students

Joanna Keel, a PhD Special Education student, is interested in exploring secondary transitions for 12th-grade Latino students with high-incidence disabilities.

Literacy Strategies in Social Studies Courses

Alumni Michael Manderino's research examines how students synthesize and make sense of multiple texts in social studies and history classes.

Emotional Disabilities in the Classroom

PhD Special Education student Jaime Zurheide is hoping to better understand the teacher-student dynamic for elementary school children with emotional disturbance.

Restorative Justice Replacing Suspensions

At Wells Community Academy High School, out-of-school suspensions are, well, out of school these days. Under the leadership of school principal Rita Raichoudhuri, EdD Urban Education Leadership student, a decline in out-of-school suspensions…