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The Update from Education at Illinois

The Update is a student newsletter for undergraduate
majors and minors in the College of Education at Illinois.

Student Spotlight
Jennifer Cromley with James Scholar students 

A Mutually Beneficial Collaboration
Education at Illinois James Scholar undergraduate students are known for their hard work, leadership abilities, and scholarly contributions in conducting, analyzing, and presenting their own research at the College of Education. “We benefit from the students’ work in getting the various research tasks accomplished, and they learn new skills such as coding, transcribing, and developing their Excel skills,” said Jennifer Cromley, an associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology. Learn more...    


Annual Freshmen James Scholar Poster Session
Today; 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Education Building, South Lobby
Support the James Scholar freshmen as they present research on critical topics in education at the College's annual Poster Session. Important issues such as school funding, teacher burnout, and standardized testing will be discussed, and refreshments will be served. Learn more...

Career and Professional Development

Little Wings Hiring Assistant Director
Little Wings Childcare & Learning Center in Rantoul has an open position for an assistant director with a background in early childhood education. This candidate must also be director-qualified through the Department of Children and Family Services. Email résumés to or call 217-893-9022 for more information.

Happenings and Deadlines

Reading Day and Finals Week Events
The Activities and Recreation Center, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, the Illini Union, and other campus units will offer numerous activities for students during Reading Day and Finals Week. From a studying respite to the campus's annual Dial-a-Carol, students will have plenty of stress-relief options to wind down the semester. Learn more...

Illinois Retired Teachers Association Foundation Scholarships
Applications Must be Postmarked by March 7
The Illinois Retired Teachers Association is offering $1,500 scholarships to aspiring educators entering their junior or senior year of college. Learn more and contact Susan Goetz at or 800-728-4782 for more information.


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