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Northwestern Academy Moves Into New Home

Northwestern Academy Moves Into New Home

Northwestern Academy for Chicago Public Schools recently moved into a new state-of-the-art space in Chicago overlooking Lake Michigan. The design of the space was influenced by the students themselves.

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Two-Gen Researchers Receive $1.4 Million Grant

Teresa Eckrich Sommer, co-director of Northwestern University’s Two Generation Research Initiative, has received a four-year, $1.4 million grant to study the expansion of an innovative education program that combines quality early learning for preschoolers with career training in the healthcare field for their low income parents.

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Students, Seniors Mix in Adulthood and Aging Class

After studying the aging process in a classroom, Northwestern University undergraduates in the School of Education and Social Policy visited a retirement and senior living community Monday to meet those who have weathered most of life’s transitions, including retirement, grandparenting and widowhood.

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Solomon Tapped For Thanksgiving Dinner Advice in Scientific American

Alexandra Solomon, a psychotherapist and assistant clinical professor at The Family Institute and SESP lecturer, tells Scientific American how to keep your holiday dinner "from turning into a partisan smackdown."

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SESP students work to preserve elder voices and stories

School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) students plan to interview elders as part of “The Great Thanksgiving Listen 2016,” a national education project that works to preserve the voices and stories of an entire generation of Americans over a single holiday weekend.

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BrewBike Featured in Northwestern Magazine

Brewbike, a pedal-powered student startup, serves up cold-brew coffee from a custom-built bike from Chicago-based Heritage Bicycles.

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Alexandra Solomon Offers Advice to Couples in Psychology Today

Psychologist Alexandra Solomon, who teaches the popular undergraduate class "Building Loving and Lasting Relationships: Marriage 101," offers advice to couples who have opposing political views.

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Chicago Tonight Highlights Schanzenbach's Work on Chronic Absenteeism

Diane Schanzenbach's Hamilton Project report suggests solving chronic student absenteeism could help raise student achievement.

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Christian Science Monitor Cites Wilensky’s Video Game Research

Video game developers draw inspiration from the classics to teach young programmers.

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A Silver Lining for Online Higher Education?

One of the promises of online education -- expansion of access to satisfy unmet demand -- may well be realized if enough highly-regarded institutions enter the online education marketplace, writes Northwestern's David Figlio, the Orrington Lunt Professor of Education and Social Policy.

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Rapp's Research Offers Tips For Combating Misinformation

The latest issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science highlights Rapp's research on misinformation, why we make these mistakes and how to avoid relying on inaccurate information.

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