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New Report on Chicago Principal Retention Lauds Northwestern’s Fellowship Program - See more at: http://www.sesp.northwestern.edu/news-center/news/2015/11/principal-retention-report-northwestern-fellowship-program.html#sthash.ZicAu7KF.dpuf

Principal Retention Report Lauds Northwestern Fellowship Program

A new report on principal retention by The Chicago Public Education Fund addresses the challenge of retaining Chicago’s top principals.

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Washington Post Reports David Figlio's Research on Why Boys Do Worse Than Girls

A Washington Post article exploring why boys do worse than girls in school reports SESP professor David Figlio's studies showing both upbringing and bad schools contribute to differences in academic achievement between boys and girls.

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Courier Quotes Diane Schanzenbach: 'Class Size Matters'

The Louisville Courier-Journal quotes SESP associate professor Diane Schanzenbach, who has researched the long-term effects of small classes and says there is evidence that class size matters, but the question is just how much.

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SESP Professors, Adviser Named to Honor Roll

SESP faculty members Gail Berger, Cindy Conlon, Carol Lee, Dan Lewis and Gina Logan and adviser Ken Powers were named to the Faculty Honor Roll for 2015-16.

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PBS Features Ryan Keesling's (MS04) Free Write Program at Juvenile Detention Center

A PBS story on "Poetry Helps Youth at a Juvenile Detention Facility Find Peace" features the work of SESP alumnus Ryan Keesling, who directs the Free Write Jail Arts and Literacy program.

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Melissa Luna (PhD13) Receives CAREER Award for Science Learning Research

Learning Sciences alumna Melissa Luna (PhD13) received a prestigious CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study teachers’ noticing of students’ thinking about science. Luna is an assistant professor in the College of Education and Human Services at West Virginia University.

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Carol Lee Named to National Academy of Education Board of Directors

School of Education and Social Policy professor Carol Lee was recently named to the board of directors of the National Academy of Education, a prestigious organization limited to 200 U.S. members.

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Forbes Features Dan McAdams on Importance of Struggle, Redemption in Life Slories

Forbes magazine describes SESP professor Dan McAdams's book The Stories We Live By in an article about the importance of struggle and redemption in life stories of business leaders. McAdams's book explores how internal narratives form our identity.

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Diane Schanzenbach on White House Panel: Food Stamp Program 'Investment, Not Charity'

The federal food stamp program has a strong impact on health, education and economic self-sufficiency, according to leading economist Diane Schanzenbach, who presented at a White House panel on child hunger.

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SESP Researchers Undertake Adolescent Stress Study in Dominica

Dominica News reports that postdoctoral researcher Royette Tavernier, who works with professor Emma Adam, is conducting a study to assess stress, coping, health and resilience among youth in Dominica after tropical storm Erika.

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On NPR Brian Reiser Tells about Developing Science Standards

"What we know is the facts need to be built on a strong foundation, and you build this foundation of explanatory ideas, not by just learning them, but by learning them in the context of trying to make sense or solve problems in the world around us," SESP professor Brian Reiser, one of the developers of the Next Generation Science Standards, told PBS station WCAI.

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