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

Countering Stereotypes in Schools

Carmen Killingsworth, MEd Special Education '95 and principal at Pioneer Elementary School in Bolingbrook, Ill., is featured in an Ed Week podcast on mitigating bias in schools.

The Meaning of #BlackLivesMatter

PhD Policy Studies in Urban Education student Deana Lewis analyzes the meaning of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, questioning why Black Americans need to prove their successes.

Science as a Tool of Protection

In the wake of Flint, PhD Curriculum Studies alumnus Daniel Morales-Doyle says science needs to be a tool of protection for residents of low-income communities.

Flint's Student Investigators

Students in the classroom of Mindy Chappell, a Master Teaching Fellow with the College's Project SEEEC, are investigating the Flint water crisis in an inquiry-based science project.

Three Latino students sit in a row at desks, each working on writing in workbooks.

Preschool Literacy Skills for Low-Income Students

MEd Literacy, Language and Culture student Elia Olivares is working to ensure Aurora parents from low socio-economic backgrounds are equipped with resources to teach literacy in the home.

A school building and its courtyard in Guatemala, with mountains in the background and low clouds and fog shrouding the view of the mountains.

Indigenous Languages in Education

Lydia Saravia's journey as a researcher has taken her to Guatemala, where she is finding indigenous languages are marginalized in favor of English education.

Professor Norma Lopez-Reyna records the story of a woman at the Maria Shelter in Chicago.  The woman telling her story is sitting at a table and holding her baby in her lap.

Family Literacy Promoted Through "Love Notes"

Alumna Cheryl Watkins' community engagement project encouraged women who had experienced trauma to write memory stories - positive or negative - to aid fellow women in similar situations.

Recipients of Phoenix Pact funding stand to be recognized at a reception honoring their college acceptances.

Phoenix Pact Endowment Fosters College Choice

Alumna Nicole Howard believes college costs are limiting choices for low-income students. At North Lawndale College Prep, she launched the the Phoenix Pact endowment to end these limits

Samantha Richardson reads a book to a group of three children who are seated on the floor in a circle around her.

ESL Students and Literacy Support

In the diverse Evanston/Skokie school district, where more than 50 languages are represented, alumna Samantha Richardson works to ensure all parents are equipped to teach literacy in the home.

Rachel Harper sits in an easy chair in front of a large work of art, an abstract painting, in an art gallery.

"Seen and Heard" Features Children's Works

Doctoral student Rachel Harper poses a fascinating question in her new exhibit "Seen and Heard": when we talk about knowledge, why do we never consider the knowledge generated by children?