Hood and Hunt redefine principal preparation

In July 2014, Erika Hunt and Lisa Hood went to Washington, D.C., with former State Superintendent Chris Koch and IBHE Director James Applegate and former Director Harry Berman to accept the 2014 Frank Newman Award for State Innovation at the Education Commission of the States conference on behalf of the state of Illinois for the work around the new P–12 Principal Endorsement. (left to right) Harry Berman, former executive director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education; Brian Sandoval, Utah governor and chair of the Education Commission of the States; Erika Hunt; James Applegate, executive director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education, and Chris Koch, former state superintendent of the Illinois State Board of Education.

Lisa Hood and Erika Hunt, senior policy analysts and researchers for the Center for the Study of Education Policy, are redefining leadership development in P–20 education.

College of Education Homecoming 2013 recap

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Highlights from the College of Education’s Homecoming celebration include the induction of five alumni to our Hall of Fame, presentation of the first Outstanding Young Alumni Award, and sponsorship of an alumni tailgating tent.

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The research and scholarly contributions made by College of Education faculty, staff, and students investigate areas of study across the field of education. Disseminating research findings and other scholarship is integral to the college’s goal of renewing and advancing teacher preparation, PreK-12 instruction, and educational policy and leadership.