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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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Jim Spillane Appointed to Advisory Board for National Science Foundation

SESP professor James Spillane was appointed to the advisory board for the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Education and Human Resources.

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Jim Rosenbaum in Inside Higher Ed: Associate Degree Good Option for Some

SESP professor James Rosenbaum uses data not to argue that academically underprepared students from low-income backgrounds should settle for an associate degree or certificate, rather than a bachelor's. But neither should they be discouraged, as the authors say they often are, from getting a shorter-term credential than the BA, according to Inside Higher Education.

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Penelope Peterson to Step Down in 2017 as SESP Dean

Penelope L. Peterson, dean of the School of Education and Social Policy and the Eleanor R. Baldwin Professor of Education at Northwestern University, will retire from the dean’s position August 31, 2017.

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SESP Announces Convocation Speakers Nichole Pinkard, Arnaldo Rivera

The keynote speakers for SESP's two Convocation ceremonies on June 17 are Nichole Pinkard (PhD98), a leader for youth digital literacy, and Arnaldo Rivera (MS07), chief policy officer for Chicago Public Schools.

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Civic Engagement Students Awarded $10,000 for Capstone Project

Allow Good Northwestern, a new student-run philanthropy education program led by four Northwestern students that won a grant of $10,000 to continue its work on youth philanthropy, began as a capstone project for SESP’s Civic Engagement Certificate Program.

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Undergraduate Programming Board Enriches SESP Experience

The 11-member Leadership and Programming Board has gained a reputation for serving SESP undergraduate students well by planning events and opportunities that enrich their college experience.

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Sandra Waxman in Scientific American: Cultural Differences in Autism Diagnoses

Behaviors that are considered red flags in the U.S. and Western Europe are considered normal, even desirable, in other parts of the world, according to professor Sandra Waxman and her blog co-authors.

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Martha Mulligan Receives Fulbright Fellowship

Martha Mulligan, an adjunct instructor in the SESP Master of Science in Education Program and a mathematics teacher at Northside College Prep in Chicago, received a Fulbright fellowship to teach in Singapore.

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Carol Lee Named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

SESP professor Carol Lee was elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious honorary societies and independent policy research centers.

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Mesmin Destin Selected as William T. Grant Scholar

SESP assistant professor Mesmin Destin was selected for the 2016 class of William T. Grant Scholars.

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