sexual harassment training
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February 14, 2018

Sexual Harassment Researcher: Most Workplace Training Falls Short

The “Me Too” movement brought attention to the issue of sexual harassment in entertainment, but the problem manifests itself in the sciences as well. U of I anthropologist Kate Clancy studies sexual harassment in the sciences and says most university training programs are not effective because they're not based on research.


Tony Smith, Superintendent, Illinois State Board of Education
Illinois State Board of Education/Facebook
February 13, 2018

More Dollars Add Up To Less Trust

Now that it’s time to actually implement school funding reform, the honeymoon is over. The governor and lawmakers have moved on to squabbling over everything from the credit card balance to who forgot to put the lid on the toothpaste.


Cartoon of a student taking a test online.
Milo Skalicky/ for NPR Illinois
February 09, 2018

Illinois Plans To Part With PARCC

The controversial standardized tests known as PARCC could be on their way out after this spring. The Illinois State Board of Education plans to request sealed proposals for a new statewide exam next week. That’s in response to concerns from teachers and parents about the hours-long reading and math assessment that most third- and eighth-graders failed.


The Hallene Gateway on the University of Illinois Urbana campus.
David Mercer/Illinois Public Media
February 09, 2018

UIUC Graduate Employee Union Plans To Strike

The graduate student employee union at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign announced yesterday that they plan to strike come Feb. 26.


Participants in a poverty simulation
Lee V. Gaines/Illinois Newsroom
February 07, 2018

Schools Are Using Poverty Simulations To Build Empathy. But Do They Work?

About 100 teachers and support staff recently gathered in a junior high school in central Illinois to take on the roles of people living in poverty. It’s part of a poverty simulation used by schools across the country that’s supposed to challenge stereotypes. But some say it takes more than a one-time simulation to change attitudes and behaviors.


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