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August 2016 College of Education at Illinois Newsletter
A Message from Interim Dean James D. Anderson 

The Search is On!
A Message from Interim Dean James D. Anderson
I am pleased to report that the search for the next dean of the College of Education is underway. We are seeking a visionary leader dedicated to enhancing and strengthening the College, someone who is committed to engaging in research on critical issues in education, preparing teachers and leaders, and serving the state of Illinois and our alumni worldwide. Read more...

How could public education change under the Trump administration? 

Educational Equity Expert Discusses Public Education Under Trump Administration
Sarah Lubienski talked with Illinois News Bureau editor Sharita Forrest about reforms proposed by President-elect Donald Trump and about his nominee for education secretary. Lubienski, a professor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, said Trump's policies could drain funds from public schools. Read more...

Illinois professors participate in White House‚Äôs Computer Science Education Week 

Professors Participate in White House's Computer Science Education Week
A new commitment in support of Computer Science Education Week by Education at Illinois faculty members was announced Dec. 5 in a Fact Sheet by the White House. Scholars Maya Israel and George Reese will join hundreds of other organizations nationwide as part of a community effort to raise awareness about computer science at all levels. Read more...

Brain-training games fail to yield real-world benefits, says review 

Review: Brain-Training Games Don't Reveal Real-World Results
Elizabeth Stine-Morrow of the Department of Educational Psychology was one of several scholars who conducted a comprehensive review of studies cited by proponents of brain-training products. The researchers found "no compelling evidence" that the games provide cognitive benefits that are relative to daily life. Read more...

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Ed Psych professor emeritus named as honoree on Inside the Academy 

Professor Emeritus Named Honoree of Inside the Academy
Inside the Academy at Arizona State University has added Professor Emeritus Richard Anderson to its list of America's most distinguished and influential researchers in education. Anderson was a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology from 1963 to 2010. Read more...

Eboni Zamani-Gallaher Selected as an ACPA Diamond Honoree 

OCCRL Director Selected as ACPA Diamond Honoree
Eboni Zamani-Gallaher was named an American College Personnel Association Diamond Honoree for her sustained contributions to higher education and student affairs. Zamani-Gallaher is the director of the Office of Community College Research and Leadership and a professor of higher education in the Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership. Read more...

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