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

Teaching and Learning Diversity

UIC's campus reflects Chicago's ethnic and racial diversity. What that diversity actually means in terms of teaching and learning is the focus of student Stephanie Hicks' research.

Teacher Adilene Aguilera stands by a group of three students sitting at a table, discussing their current science experiment with them.

Science Connections to Life at Alternative School

Check out how one College of Education alumna is building connections with science to the lived experiences of students at an CPS alternative high school.

A view of the Chicago skyline, with Douglas Hall on the UIC campus in the foreground.

Trump Immigration Executive Orders Response

The UIC College of Education issued "A Declaration of Principles" in response to the latest Trump immigration executive orders.

Building Language Skills in the Home

PhD Special Education student Giselle Nunez is investigating the importance of language and vocabulary in the home as she begins her doctoral research at the College.

Augmented Reality in the Classroom

In our inaugural Tech Bytes column, FACT Lab coordinator Jeremy Riel analyzes the opportunities and strengths of using augmented reality technology in the classroom.

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.