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Johnathan Kozol Speaking Event & Book Signing

JONATHAN KOZOL received the National Book Award for Death at an Early Age, the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for Rachel and Her Children, and countless other honors for Savage Inequalities, Amazing Grace, The Shame of the Nation, and Fire in the Ashes. He has been working with children in inner-city schools for nearly fifty years. 

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TAP Reading Fall Workshops with Travis Murphy

Where: Academic Success Center (COE Room #270)

  • Tuesday, Sep 26  5:00 – 6:00  TAP Overview 
  • Thursday, Oct 5  5:00 – 6:00  Standards 1 & 2 
  • Tuesday, Oct 10  4:00 – 5:00  Standards 3 & 4 
  • Tuesday, Oct 17  5:00 – 6:00  Standards 5 & 6 
  • Friday, Oct 20  10:00 – 12:00  All Standards 
  • Wednesday, Oct 25  4:15 – 5:15  Standards 1 & 2 
  • Wednesday, Nov 1  4:15 – 5:15  Standards 3 & 4 
  • Wednesday, Nov 8  4:15 – 5:15  Standards 5 & 6
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REMINDER - Mandatory Student Teaching Meetings

If you are planning on student teaching in Autumn 2018, Winter 2019, or Spring 2019, you MUST attend a Mandatory Meeting one year in advance of your planned student teaching quarter. Please see the below PDFs for the dates and times of the meetings:

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Mandatory Student Teaching Meetings

If you are planning on student teaching in Autumn 2018, Winter 2019, or Spring 2019, you MUST attend a Mandatory Meeting one year in advance of your planned student teaching quarter. Please see the below PDFs for the dates and times of the meetings:

Nomination for Excellence in Teaching Awards

Purpose: Teaching is at the Core of what faculty members do at DePaul University. In support of the University's affirmation of the reaching mission, the Quality of Instruction Council presents annual University Excellence in Teaching Awards. These awards recognize outstanding significant achievement in teaching and commitment to the teaching mission.
Eligibility: All College of Education tenure-track faculty members who teach at least three degree credit courses at DePaul during an academic year and have completed at least three full years of teaching at DePaul at the time of the award (autumn following the nomination) are eligible for consideration.
Who May Nominate: Students, faculty, and staff members in the College of Education
When You May Nominate: Nominations may be accepted at any time during the year. You are encouraged to nominate faculty members from the College of Education now for the annual award. 

  • Nominations should be typed in letter form and signed, detailing reasons why the faculty member should be considered for the Excellence in Teaching Award.
  • Nominations should be submitted to Sarah Magnuson, Executive Assistant, at 
  • Each letter should contain only one faculty nomination per letter. However, you are allowed to submit more than one nomination letter. 

Volunteer and Job Opportunities

1st-4th Grade Teacher Assistant - Catherine Cook School

Teachers and Assistants at Catherine Cook School work together to build warm, respectful, and supportive relationships with children and to cultivate a safe and stimulating learning environment. Teacher Assistants can help create the foundation for a smoothly functioning classroom team by communicating openly and honestly with the teacher about his or her expectations about roles, duties, and classroom routines. It is important to agree upon how to handle emergencies, behavior problems, and conflicts between children before the school year begins. Catherine Cook School is a genuine learning community.


Program/Student Advisor

Develops programming, resources, outreach and initiatives to promote career development and major exploration to foster awareness as to the value of a Liberal Arts education and its applicability to different careers. In collaboration with other members of the LAS Student Affairs’ management and LAS management, this role will oversee the LAS Internship Program. With a focused attention on the management of the LAS Internship program, this role will support students through the internship exploration process through advising, workshop facilitation, course instruction, events, experiential opportunities, and other initiatives. This role will be instrumental in developing online resources, learning tools, and other modules as well as utilizing social media channels and maintaining internship website pages to communicate opportunities, resources, and programming. A focus will also be given to strengthening relationships with university internship liaisons, LAS faculty, and external employers to foster partnerships and identify a greater access to internship opportunities for LAS students. Efforts will also focus on collaborations with the Director of Career Development and Major Exploration to identify key initiatives, develop strategies, and implement self-service online learning tools, programming, and support to the LAS academic advising team. Regular assessment of the LAS Internship Program and development of reports to highlight metrics, trends, and future recommendations is needed. Consistent review of internship best practices through research and associations is essential to appropriately develop and promote relevant content and programming to students to strengthen access and marketability to job searching and future career pursuits.
For fullest consideration, please submit an on-line application at, click on the job board and then the job and upload a resume, cover letter and the names and emails of three references by September 13, 2017
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Nanny/Babysitting Opportunities

If you are interested in becoming a nanny or a babysitter please email Sandra Tanksley atstanksle@depaul.edufor more information.​


Facing History Community Forum: Choosing to Participate in Times of "Us & Them"

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Wells Community Academy High School
936 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago

What can we do when confronted by those who seek to divide us into “us & them”? The tragic events in Charlottesville and the many young people threatened by an end to DACA have fueled tense debates about identity and belonging. How can we respond? What is our role, and how do we inspire young people to stay engaged and hopeful? Join us for a forum for teachers and community members, where a panel will help us explore history, as well as local, contemporary examples, of what it means to be an upstander.

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Fall Forum 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Lincoln Park Student Center 120B

Our forum will look at the status and impact of racial segregation in schools in the context of our current national discussion of race and policy. While the focus is on Chicago, the lessons are applicable to other communities as well.

The panel will open with an overview of data and trends in school segregation, drawing on these two reports: 

  • The Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy
  • The Chicago Teachers Union

Elizabeth Todd-Breland, Assistant Professor of History, University of Illinois at Chicago, will address how government policies create and promote segregated schools both historically and today.

Two public school teachers will offer insights from their long experience working in a segregated system. They will explore how teachers can integrate questions of racial justice into their classrooms and curricula, as well as reflect on how their own identities shape their ability to be effective in the classroom.

Registration is required, and will be available beginning the week of September 11.

Jonathan Kozol

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
DePaul LPC Locataion TBA

Please save the date for this exceptional opportunity to see and hear a nationally-acclaimed education writer, public school advocate, and prolific author. Kozol’s most prominent books:

  • Death at an Early Age: The Classic Indictment of Inner City Education describes his first year as a teacher. The book received the National Book Award in Science, Philosophy, and Religion.
  • Rachel and Her Children: Homeless Families in America is a study of homeless mothers and their children, received the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award
  • Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s Schools, delivers a searing examination of the extremes of wealth and poverty and calls into question the reality of equal opportunity in our nation’s schools. The book was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1992.
  • Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation describes conditions in the South Bronx and the devoted teachers, dedicated ministers, and courageous children that endure despite all obstacles. The book received the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award.
  • The Shame of the Nation, speaks to the racially isolating conditions of nearly 60 public schools.
  • Fire in the Ashes follows a group of children in an impoverished community from infancy into their late teens and beyond.