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  • Dorothy L. Espelage, the Gutgsell Endowed Professor of child development in the College of Education, led a study that examined the efficacy of the popular social-emotional learning program Second Step.
    1/16/2015Sharita Forrest, Education and Social Work Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Education and Social Work Editor by Sharita Forrest, Education and Social Work Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Education and Social Work Editor
    A curricula that is widely used by U.S. schools to diminish bullying and other forms of aggression shows promise at reducing gender- and sexual-based violence. However, the program’s efficacy may vary between geographic regions, and it may not directly reduce bullying, physical aggression and victimization, a new study found.
  • Special education professor Meghan M. Burke examined parents' use of procedural safeguards in resolving disputes with schools about the education provided to their children with autism.
    1/12/2015Sharita Forrest, Education Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Education Editor by Sharita Forrest, Education Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Education Editor
    Families whose children with autism spectrum disorders spend less than 20 percent of their time in mainstream classrooms are nearly twice as likely to resort to litigation, such as filing for due process hearings or mediation, when they disagree with school officials about their children’s education, according to a recent survey of parents.
  • A new study by Karen Rudolph indicates that boys and girls who mature early are at higher risk of several adverse outcomes, including depression. Rudolph is a professor of psychology at Illinois.
    11/19/2014Sharita Forrest, Education Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Education Editor by Sharita Forrest, Education Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Education Editor
    Youth who enter puberty ahead of their peers are at heightened risk of depression, although the disease develops differently in girls than in boys, a new study suggests.
  • 11/17/2014Sharita Forrest, Education Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Education Editor by Sharita Forrest, Education Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Education Editor
    When art historian Allen Stuart Weller died in 1997, he left behind a rough manuscript for a biography of Lorado Taft, the Illinois sculptor who helped the city of Chicago carve its reputation as a place of beauty and grandeur. When historian Stephen Thomas and art historian Robert G. La France came across the unfinished manuscript among Weller’s papers in the University of Illinois Archives, they found Weller’s story on Taft’s rise to prominence so compelling that they couldn’t let it go untold.
  • Two-year colleges are the focus of the new book, The ASHE Reader on Community Colleges, Vol. 4, co-edited by Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher, a faculty member in the College of Education and in the Office of Community College Research and Leadership.
    11/5/2014Sharita Forrest, Education Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Education Editor by Sharita Forrest, Education Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Education Editor
    The history, challenges and controversies surrounding two-year colleges are explored in a new book co-edited by two faculty members at the University of Illinois.

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