Gloria Ladson-Billings

UW-Madison professor will examine ‘fallacies’ of achievement gap during Oct. 20 talk at NIU

Gloria Ladson-Billings, chair of the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will speak Thursday, Oct. 20, at NIU on “Pushing Past the Achievement Gap.” Despite the intense focus on the achievement disparities between African-American and Latino students and

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NIU President John G. Peters looks over construction plans with officials from Illinois Valley Community College.

March 30 event to spotlight NIU collaboration, opportunities with region’s community colleges

NIU’s collaboration with community colleges is the topic of a lunchtime conversation from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in the Capitol Room South of the Holmes Student Center. Speakers from NIU colleges, centers and offices will share information about the

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Susan L'Allier

Literacy Education professor Susan L’Allier wins national association’s Albert J. Kingston Award

Susan L’Allier, a professor in the NIU Department of Literacy Education, has been awarded the Albert J. Kingston Award from the Literacy Research Association/National Reading Conference. L’Allier received her award Saturday, Dec. 4, during the organization’s annual conference in Fort Worth, Texas. The Albert

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Photo of mother reading to young daughter

Autumn seminar series on reading will focus on language development, transitions to literacy

NIU’s Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy (CISLL) will host a fall seminar series that begins Monday, Sept. 27. CISLL is an interdisciplinary center for the study of lifespan language and literacy across diverse populations and contexts. Center affiliates

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