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Lori Bein Named Superintendent of Distinction

Twenty-one superintendents across Illinois were recently named 2020 Superintendents of Distinction by the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA). Superintendents of Distinction are selected by their peers in each of the 21 different IASA regions based on leadership, communication, professionalism and community involvement. Among the 2020 honorees is Lori Bein, a 1995 graduate of the College…

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Student Survey Due Oct. 12

Our college faculty want to hear from you about your learning experiences in Fall 2020! Please complete this anonymous survey about remote learning (occurs on Zoom) at Roosevelt. The survey will take less than 5 minutes and will be shared with instructors to improve classes. The deadline for the completion of the survey is Monday,…

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Representatives Needed By Sept. 30

The Student Government Association at Roosevelt University is seeking two student representatives from the College of Education. Representatives can be undergraduates or graduate students. SGA strives to have a minimum of two senators from each college currently recognized by the university.  We know that there are student leaders within the College of Education that have…

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Apply Now For Fall 2020 Graduation

The deadline for the Fall 2020 application for graduation is September 8, 2020. If you are planning to graduate in Fall 2020, please apply on time using RU Access as late applicants will have to pay a $100 late application fee. Steps to apply for graduation through RU Access: Log in to RU Access Click…

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The Illinois State Board of Education is pleased to announce the $1,900 National Board Candidate Fee Subsidy Application is available starting Sept. 1 for Illinois teachers and counselors wishing to pursue National Board Certification beginning the 2020-21 school year. Applications are due by Oct. 11. The National Board Resource Center (NBRC) provides free support for…

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Dual Language Award Announced

Roosevelt’s Illinois Dual Language Teacher Leadership Project received good news recently from the U.S. Department of Education that it will receive continuation funding for 2020-2021. Official notification will be sent in September. As part its 2020 Annual Performance Report, the project reported the following highlights: Student academic growth in dual language classrooms within the project…

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Early Childhood Center Closed Until Stage 5 Re-Opening

In light of the Illinois state government’s phased approach to the re-opening of schools and businesses, the College of Education has been working with its managing partner, Bright Horizons, to make plans for the Roosevelt Early Childhood Education Center (RECEC).  Special attention has been given to the operational impacts of implementing enhanced health and safety…

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Spring and Summer 2020 Enrollment Report

The College of Education experienced significant enrollment growth in Spring and Summer 2020. In the Spring semester, 545 students registered for courses in the College of Education. This enrollment was 10% higher than in Spring 2019 and 32% higher than in Spring 2017. Currently, 495 students are enrolled in Summer 2020 courses in the College…

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3 COE Students Earn DFI Fellowships

Six Roosevelt students have received Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois (DFI) fellowships from the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Of these six students, three are from the College of Education: Christina Dupee, COE – Educational Leadership Yolanda Flowers, COE – College Counseling/Student Affairs Noemi Terrazas, COE – School Counseling DFI’s goal is to increase…

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