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A Fall 2018 Message from Dean James D. Anderson
 
 
Research at the University of Illinois
 
 
The test is dead. Cope and Kalantzis redefine mastery learning 
 

Scholars Redefining 'Mastery Learning'
Scholars Bill Cope and Mary Kalantzis of the Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership are looking to the future and are excited about an assess-as-you-go learning platform that gives learners more agency.
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National Science Foundation competition highlights education scholars STEM research 
 

NSF Competition Highlights Education Scholars'
STEM Research

The research being conducted by numerous College of Education faculty and doctoral students was on full display at this year's STEM for All Video Showcase, an event sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
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Study: Child care providers often lack training, resources to serve children with disabilities 
 

Child Care Providers Often Lack Training, Resources to Serve Children With Disabilities
Alumna Jenna Weglarz-Ward, Ed.M. '03 Spec.Ed., Ph.D. '16 Spec.Ed., found in a study that child care providers in Illinois often lack the staffing, resources, and accessible buildings needed to serve young children with disabilities.
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Illinois-Microsoft partnership to create opportunities for students with autism 
 

Microsoft Partnership to Create Opportunities for
Students With Autism

The Department of Special Education is one of several units on campus that is collaborating on the Accessibility Lighthouse Program with Microsoft, which is looking to employ more students with autism by creating a University of Illinois-to-Microsoft hiring pipeline.
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OLeary Learning Center opening in 2019 
 

O'Leary Learning Center Opening in 2019
The O'Leary Learning Center is scheduled to open in the College of Education in the summer of 2019 thanks to a generous donation from Richard and Ann O'Leary, who contributed $1.5 million to the project.
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A unique niche 
 

Providing a Niche for Diverse Learners
The Diversity & Equity in Education program in the College of Education is meeting the growing needs of diverse learners thanks to progressive thinking that was ahead of its time.
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New TIER-ED scholars position College as ed-tech leader 
 

New TIER-ED Scholars Position College as Ed-Tech Leader
Scholars Nathan Castillo, Cynthia D'Angelo, and Michael Tissenbaum have joined the College of Education as faculty members in the Technology Innovations in Educational Research and Design (TIER-ED) initiative.
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College Welcomes Nine New Faculty Members to Illinois 
 

College Welcomes Nine New Faculty Members
The College of Education has increased its ranks this fall with the hiring of nine scholars across multiple research areas.
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Christina Krist receives National Academy of Education fellowship 
 

C&I Scholar Receives Prestigious Fellowship
Dr. Christina Krist, an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, was one of 30 scholars selected to receive a 2018 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Academy of Education.
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