Metcalf’s principal: A year in reflection

Jason Surian sits in office

Dr. Jason Surian just completed his first year as principal of Thomas Metcalf Laboratory School, and—despite the challenges and constant changes from the pandemic—he is loving his new role.

Supporting teacher education students

Barbara Efaw and her family

In 2021, Barbara Efaw ’59 and her family generously gifted the College of Education $500,000 to establish the Barbara and Larry Efaw Center for Educator Excellence.

Finding solutions through Fulbright in Vietnam

Dr. Do-Yong Park works with educators in Ho Chi Minh City.

Dr. Do-Yong Park’s work for his second Fulbright will take place in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where he will collaborate with professors and government education officials to greatly strengthen engineering education in that country.

Redbird educators make a Statewide impact

ISU student tutors elementary students

The College of Education (COE) is coordinating the $25 million Illinois Tutoring Initiative in partnership with the governor’s office, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), and the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB).

Learn local, teach local

State of Illinois on a red background

llinois faces a dire teacher shortage with 4,500 open education positions across the state. Your Redbirds are rising to meet the challenge.