NIU College of Education

New book sounds national alarm on U.S. education crisis

Book cover of “Diversifying the Teacher Workforce: Preparing and Retaining Highly Effective Teachers”
La Vonne I. Neal is ready for action. Ready to disrupt cultural disparities in education. Ready to upend the rising numbers of students of color leaving high school without diplomas. Ready to remove institutional obstacles that dissuade people of color from becoming teachers. Ready to enact potentially transformational remedies. The dean of the Northern Illinois University College…

A summer camp on the other side of the world

“Argue Like a Scientist” academic summer camp
Bright skies over the NIU campus July 3 provided perfect weather for an afternoon at the races – the solar-powered model car races, that is. The competition area outside Gable and DuSable halls resounded with happy cheers, mechanical whirs and the clack-clack-clack of plastic wheels against sidewalk as 42 young people launched the cars they built…

College of Education welcomes summer campers from Taiwan

Gail Hayenga, conference and event coordinator in the NIU College of Education’s Office of External & Global Programs, greets two American Summer Education Camp students from the National University of Tainan Affiliated Elementary School.
NIU’s College of Education has welcomed 26 children and three teachers from Taiwan to its 2014 American Summer Education Camp. The children, from the National University of Tainan’s Affiliated Elementary School, arrived June 26 and will spend three weeks in DeKalb participating in a variety of experiences designed to immerse them in American culture. The visit is…

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