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A Message from Interim Dean James D. Anderson 

Ringing in the New Year with MLK Top of Mind
A Message from Interim Dean James D. Anderson
It seems fitting that during the first month of 2017 we are called upon to reflect and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Fresh starts also are reminders that although we’ve made progress, there is still much work to be done to achieve his vision. Read more...

Engaging students in the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Engaging Students in the Work of Martin Luther King Jr.
Every year students from local K-12 schools participate in the MLK Creative Expressions Competition, which is sponsored by the College of Education. "The competition is invaluable as a way of engaging our youth in an understanding of an American leader who dedicated his life to securing many of the realities of citizenship that some now take for granted," said William Trent, the director of the Center for Education in Small Urban Communities. Read more...

Dean’s Diversity Lecture Series fosters meaningful dialogues at Illinois 

Dean's Diversity Lecture Series Fosters Meaningful Dialogue
The Dean's Diversity Lecture Series at the College of Education offers a rich opportunity for students, faculty members, and staff to hear from internationally renowned intellectuals who address a variety of disciplinary topics in education. Since the fall of 2016, Dafina-Lazarus Stewart (Bowling Green State University) and Dian Squire (Iowa State University) have given talks, with several more to come in the winter and spring. Read more...

CREA scholars span continents, bringing focus to role of culture in evaluation and assessment 

CREA Scholars Bringing Focus to Role of Evaluation, Assessment
More than 15 years ago a small, interdisciplinary group of scholars, researchers, and practitioners in the areas of program evaluation and assessment envisioned a university-based strategic initiative that investigated the role, impact, and usefulness of culture and cultural context in educational evaluation, assessment, research, and policy. The Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment grew out of those ambitions. Read more...


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