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At the invitation of U of I President Tim Killeen and UIC Chancellor Michael AmiridisDr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy, NSF Assistant Director for Education and Human Resources, dedicated a full day at UIC on Monday, September 19th.

The Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minn.) quotes Dr. James Pellegrino, co-director of the Learning Sciences Research Institute at UIC and distinguished professor of liberal arts and sciences, psychology and education, in a story looking at the transition of some schools to more of a digital emphasis in classrooms. 

Grandkids on the beach. Chinese "curses." Science proficiency in schools. Listen to LSRI Co-director Jim Pellegrino at his finest as he talks about challenges and opportunities in science assessments in the nation's public schools at a recent talk at the CRESST Distinguished Scholar Colloquium Series at UCLA in May.

LSRI is proud to announce that nominations are open for its new Wagreich award.

The Philip Wagreich STEM Education Award is an award of $500 given in recognition of an individualʼs contributions to the improvement of STEM education through scholarship and service.

Jim Pellegrino, co-director of Learning Sciences Research Institute, has been elected vice president of the National Academy of Education.

He will serve in the position until 2017.

LSRI Co-director Jim Pellegrino said that he and fellow crafters of new criteria for high-quality assessment that aligns with impending Common Core curricula envision a "suite" of assessments, not just one summative test. 

LSRI Co-director Jim Pellegrino and an influential group of the nation's leading education experts are aiming to change testing as we know it to help promote deeper learning of the 21st skills that students need to succeed in today's economy.

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