Pictured from left to right: Carlos Nelson, Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corp; Dawn Bennett, Multicultural Education Rights Alliance (McEra); Gloria Ladson-Billings, University of Wisconsin, Madison (keynote speaker); Jolyn E. Gardner, McEra; Kate Napolitan, University of Washington, Seattle; and Robert E. Lee, Illinois State University.

Robert Lee spoke on a panel at the Dr. Peter C. Murrell Jr. Memorial Symposium on Urban Education at Loyola University, Maryland.

Chicago's East Garfield Park sixth, seventh, and eighth graders visit the Illinois State University campus in Bloomington-Normal.

For most Chicago Public School students, Columbus Day is a day of leisure spent with family or friends. For a group of middle school students from East Garfield Park, the holiday was an opportunity for so much more.

Daniele Luetke and Devin Childs pose

A reflection from┬áDevin Childs, professional development chair for UNITE (Urban Need In Teacher Education) at Illinois State University: “It is very rewarding to plan a…

Illinois State preservice teachers alongside Nayarita folkloric performers. Left to right: Joseph Cardinal, Bianca Baez, Jasmine Grullon, and Elizabeth Carroll.

As part of the Chicago Teacher Education Pipeline (CTEP) Professional Development and Support Series, Illinois State University student teachers engage in a community engagement project titled Promoting Reflective and Active X-changes In Society (PRAXIS).