School districts face teacher shortages, yet job-seekers who are considering a teaching career are sometimes surprised to learn they must commit to about two years of a master’s degree program to become eligible for those jobs.
The education publication Chalkbeat recently highlighted an alternative path of preparing teachers–teacher residency programs– in “With the alarm sounded statewide over shortages, Chicago forges ahead with a teacher experiment.” Continue reading
During a traffic altercation recently, a suspect started shooting at a Cicero police officer. A bystander, who is a civilian who holds a concealed carry permit, came to the officer’s aid by firing three shots at the suspect, striking him once.
CBS-TV Chicago reporters Brad Edwards and Mai Martinez reported the story, with Edwards interviewing Richard Schak, the chair of National Louis University’s B.A. in Criminal Justice program. Schak, a retired Chicago police sergeant, cited the Illinois Statute that permits citizens to defend themselves, or another, who is in immediate danger of great bodily harm. He also offered some thoughts on the incident.
See the story and video here.
Learn more about NLU’s B.A. in Criminal Justice program.
In a moving, in-depth interview, WBEZ Radio has featured National Louis University’s Ericka Mingo, Ph.D., telling the lesson she learned from a remarkable NLU student.
WBEZ, which is the National Public Radio station in Chicago, included Mingo in its “What My Students Taught Me” series. It features teachers from kindergarten to college talking about that one student they can’t forget. Continue reading
For the second year in a row, MSN Money has reported that National Louis University ranks second in the nation among colleges and universities for its growth rate.
Specifically, TheStacker.com, which originally created the article, looked at colleges in which the rate of applications rose from 2007 through 2017. It used data from the National Center for Education Statistics and ranked the colleges on the total percent increase in applications over the course of the decade. Continue reading
National Louis University president Nivine Megahed, Ph.D., became concerned after reading a Chicago Sun-Times special report about recent college graduates weighed down by as much as $140,000 in student loan debt. She offered her response in an op-ed essay to the newspaper. Continue reading
National Louis University students who took classes from Associate Professor Stephen K. Curda, Ph.D., might not have known from his welcoming demeanor that he has held a very distinguished career in the U.S. Army, or that he rose to the rank of Brigadier General before retiring recently.
Instead, students knew the tenured associate professor as a caring instructor devoted to his students, and also as the leader of National Louis University’s veterans program through his position as Special Assistant to the President for Veterans Education. Continue reading
Crain’s Chicago Business has honored National Louis University President Nivine Megahed, Ph.D., by including her in Crain’s Custom Media’s Notable Women in Education section.
The 17 elite educators named as notable in the inaugural year of the award include a power group of women in Chicago-area colleges and universities. College presidents, deans, researchers and provosts make up the group. Continue reading
Students were walking out of their high schools to call for safety on March 14, and National Louis University’s Todd Alan Price, Ph.D., went to a school near his home to check out what was happening.
Price, professor in NLU’s National College of Education, wrote up his thoughts about the event, which was a reaction to the school shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Both the Chicago Sun-Times and Kenosha News published his letter. Continue reading
Education Week, a national newspaper covering K-12 education, printed a letter to the editor from Robert D. Muller, Ed.D., dean of National Louis University’s National College of Education.
Muller’s letter, titled “Arm Teachers, Just Not With Guns,” argued for equipping teachers with resources proven to help them teach all learners. It was a response to the frequent call, heard even from the highest levels of government, to arm teachers in classrooms across the United States.
Read Dean Muller’s letter in Education Week here.