Education Justice

Federico Waitoller, Special Education
2013-2014 Faculty Scholar and 2013- 2014 Faculty Fellow


Waitoller’s research investigates minority special education students in Chicago charter schools in the following ways:

  • Access, inclusion, and academic outcomes
  • Maps the identification, placement, and academic outcomes
  • Develops better policies, practices, and tools for stakeholders

Closing or Widening the Gap?: Science Education Under No Child Left Behind

Christopher Miller, Educational Policy Studies


Developing Multidisciplinary Pre-Service Training as an Integrated Approach to Social-Emotional Learning

Marisha Humphries & Cassandra McKay


Equity in Inclusive Education

Federico Waitoller, Department of Special Education


The Language Ideologies of Teachers Serving Linguistically Diverse Learners

Zitlali Morales & Victoria Trinder


Marketing Diversity and the 'New' Politics of Desegregation: An Urban Education Ethnography

Pamela Quiroz, Educational Policy Studies


Jennifer Brier, Gender & Women’s Studies
2013-2014 Policy and Social Engagement Fellowship
Partners: The Chicago Freedom School and the Read/Write Library


The Chicago Freedom School, founded in 2007, provides leadership and social justice courses to primarily minority students in Chicago. Dr. Brier and the Read/Write Library seek to promote the creation and storage of oral history about the CFS and its students. This project provides interview formats, interview technology, and interviewing and digital archiving training to CFS students… teaching valuable skills while also providing insight into the lives of socially engaged young minorities and the tumultuous state of the Chicago Public School system.


Gregory Larnell, Curriculum and Instruction
2013-2014 Faculty Scholar


Larnell’s in depth study of ten African American undergraduate UIC students in remedial math courses will explore how a student’s experience in a remedial math class influences their mathematical identity, as well as their academic trajectory.