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Roosevelt’s Summer Reading Clinic Becomes Model for Illinois Schools


The Summer Reading Clinic has been proven to boost children’s reading abilities by one grade level per session. In its 32nd year, the program welcomed visiting educators from two Illinois school districts.
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Roosevelt’s Summer Reading Clinic Becomes Model for Illinois Schools


The Summer Reading Clinic has been proven to boost children’s reading abilities by one grade level per session. In its 32nd year, the program welcomed visiting educators from two Illinois school districts.
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New Teacher Residency Program Earns Award


Designed in collaboration with the Chicago Public Schools, Roosevelt’s new program won a $50,000 grant for the 2019–20 academic year. The two-year program is the only undergraduate teacher residency in Illinois.
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Promotion Decisions and Faculty Summer Research Grants


After an extensive review process, Leslie Bloom and Dorota Celinska earned promotion to full professor. Celinska, Erin Mackinney and Elizabeth Meadows also received research funding to explore topics in instruction.
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Promotion Decisions and Faculty Summer Research Grants


After an extensive review process, Leslie Bloom and Dorota Celinska earned promotion to full professor. Celinska, Erin Mackinney and Elizabeth Meadows also received research funding to explore topics in instruction.
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Education Student Earns Knowles Fellowship


Ali Sayed-Ahmad, a master’s student in secondary education, received a five-year fellowship that will provide $150,000 in classroom grants, stipends and professional development.
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Associate Professor Named INCCRRA Faculty Fellow


Jinah Kim was selected as a faculty fellow by the Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies. She and the other fellows will work to improve assessment tools across early childhood education.
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Associate Professor Named INCCRRA Faculty Fellow


Jinah Kim was selected as a faculty fellow by the Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies. She and the other fellows will work to improve assessment tools across early childhood education.
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Roosevelt Student Recognized as Leading Illinois Youth Activist


Jazmine-Marie Cruz organized and led a women’s march attended by hundreds of activists in Chicago. She is the first recipient of the Illinois Human Rights Commission’s Millennial Activism Award.
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Brittany Carlsen Promoted to Assistant Director


In her new role, Carlsen will manage field placements and school partnerships for all programs in the Department of Teacher Preparation.
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Brittany Carlsen Promoted to Assistant Director


In her new role, Carlsen will manage field placements and school partnerships for all programs in the Department of Teacher Preparation.
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In Memoriam: Robert H. Koff


Koff, the first dean of the College of Education at Roosevelt University, died in December 2018 in St. Louis. He was 80 years old.
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In Memoriam: Bethany Schklar (White), Roosevelt Alumna


Schklar earned her master’s degree in elementary education and worked as a GEAR UP staff member at Roosevelt. She passed away on January 25.
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In Memoriam: Bethany Schklar (White), Roosevelt Alumna


Schklar earned her master’s degree in elementary education and worked as a GEAR UP staff member at Roosevelt. She passed away on January 25.
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The Inaugural Presidential Awards for Social Justice

In recognition of a culture that consistently advocates for positive change, Roosevelt University President Ali Malekzadeh rolled out the Presidential Awards for Social Justice, honoring the inaugural winners on Wednesday, March 27.

Making Miracles Happen

Eighteen undergraduates in Roosevelt University’s new McNair Scholars Program already have received bachelor’s degrees, with all but one accepted so far into graduate and PhD programs. Twenty-eight scholars who are currently in the program also are now doing summer research, including 10 who are engaged in projects away from home, mainly at Big 10 schools across the nation.

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