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A Message from College of Education at Illinois Dean James D. Anderson 

Leading Off 2018 With Energy and Promise
Dean James D. Anderson
The spring semester has gotten off to a dynamic start at the College of Education. In the last few months we have spearheaded a timely Dean's Diversity talk, earned a No. 5 ranking from The Best Schools for our online program, and sponsored the annual Creative Writing Expressions Competition. Read more...

Research at the University of Illinois
Key to willpower lies in believing you have it in abundance, says educational psychology study 

Ed Psych Study Discovers Key to Willpower
Those who believe they have an abundant supply of self-control are more likely to feel invigorated by mentally taxing activities, according to a study by Christopher Napolitano of the Department of Educational Psychology. Read more...

Study: Many parents of children with disabilities don’t make care plans 

Many Parents of Children with Disabilities Lack Care Plans
Fewer than half of parents of children with disabilities develop plans to ensure their child's needs will be met in the event of the parent's or other caregiver's death, according to a nationwide survey by Associate Professor Meghan Burke. Read more...

Scholar conducting refugee-related research through 2019 

EPOL Scholar's Research to Focus on Immigrants, Refugees
Liv Dávila, an assistant professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, will be involved in two research projects that focus on immigrants and refugees. Read more...

Pay-it-forward college financing policies examined in new study 

Paper Examines Pay-it-Forward College Financing Policies
A study by Jennifer Delaney shows that pay-it-forward financing programs could have differing effects on college access and voter support for tax subsidies, depending on how individual voters fare economically. Read more...

Innovation at the University of Illinois
College’s new TIER-ED initiative to bolster capacity and research of technology in education across lifespan 

TIER-ED Will Lead Campus in the Learning Sciences
The Technology Innovations in Educational Research and Design (TIER-ED) initiative is underway at the College of Education. TIER-ED Director Robb Lindgren said being on the forefront of how new technologies are used to address critical problems in education is something Illinois is "built to do." Read more...

Associate professor in Special Education named University Scholar 

Special Education Professor Named University Scholar
Associate Professor Hedda Meadan-Kaplansky was named a University Scholar, one of the top honors an Illinois professor can receive that recognizes excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. Read more...

Outreach at the University of Illinois
Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series 

Lecture Series Sheds Light on Critical Issues
The Dean's Diversity Lecture Series highlights internationally renowned scholars who address important issues of diversity, encouraging ongoing introspection on timely issues. Learn more and watch past lectures.

Office of Community College Research and Leadership expands its research-based outreach to underserved populations 

OCCRL Expands Outreach to Underserved Populations
New grants at the Office of Community College Research and Leadership are focusing on STEM pathways and transitioning learners at community colleges. Read more...

LEND training equips students in special education with knowledge to assist those with disabilities 

LEND Training Equips Students to Help Those with Disabilities
The College of Education has hosted two yearlong training sessions for students of the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities program, which prepares participants to expertly enhance the quality of life for children with disabilities. Read more...

With I Campaign at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign