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The Northern Illinois University College of Education is upholding its nationally celebrated tradition of excellence in online graduate programs, according to new rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report. Honored among the nation’s Top 4 for the third consecutive year, NIU is one of only three schools to have scored 90 or more...
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Scholars from NIU, the University of Illinois at Chicago and Southwestern University collaborate on ground-breaking research study The power of three plus three in a research study has come to fruition as scholars from three different universities in the United States and three different colleges at NIU co-authored a study titled “Borders, Bras, and Battles:...
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the 1964 Civil Rights Act as Martin Luther King Jr. and others look on. Cecil Stoughton, White House Press Office
National leaders in education will gather at NIU in October to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. An academic symposium is planned Tuesday, Oct. 21. Two days later – Thursday, Oct. 23 – an alumni panel will discuss the historical aspect of the civil rights movement and the current status of civil...
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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...
NIU is the best place in the nation to earn online master’s degrees in education. So says U.S. News and World Report, which today released its third annual rankings of online programs – the only ones published that compare data of online degree programs rather than the schools that offer them. The NIU College of...
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NIU College of Education students might be surprised to find allusions to “Hunger Games,” Dungeons & Dragons, Tupac Shakur and even “Fifty Shades of Grey” among their Spring 2014 course selections. The classes – open to all NIU students – were redesigned by faculty in response to the interests of their students. To promote these new...
The NIU Unity Conference and Celebration, a campus-wide collaboration scheduled in late September, will celebrate the university’s unity and diversity and feature Freireian-inspired social justice work. Coordinators are Molly Swick, instructor in both the Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations (LEPF) and the Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education, and Adam Lopez, NIU...
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The NIU Center for Black Studies has scheduled a full slate of events for Black Heritage Month, which this year will observe the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. La Vonne I. Neal, dean of NIU’s College of Education, will explore these central...
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The NIU College of Education (COE) and Rockford Public School District 205 will celebrate the opening of the Rockford Leadership Academy during a Wednesday, Jan. 30, kickoff event. Developed to enhance leadership skills among the district’s 100 principals and assistant principals, the academy is the result of an intensive collaboration between the COE and the...
U.S. News & World Report this week ranked the NIU College of Education’s online graduate program fourth in the nation, testimony to the college’s commitment to providing innovative solutions to students’ ever-evolving needs. This year marks the first time the magazine has ranked online college and graduate degree programs, a nod to the ever-increasing demand...
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Paul M. Baker is the new director of the Office of College Relations in the NIU College of Education. The office was created in July 2011 to consolidate COE’s alumni relations, event planning, communications and development activities. Baker, whose 20-year career includes leadership positions in higher education, industry, public relations and journalism, started June 18....
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Northern Illinois University’s oldest college was honored this week for its excellence in harnessing cutting-edge technology to educate the next generation of teachers and school administrators. U.S News and World Report announced Tuesday that the NIU College of Education had earned a place on its Honor Roll for Online Graduate Education Programs. Only 14 programs in...
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