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Webinar Highlights New Higher Ed Graduate Certificate

During a free lunchtime webinar, Northwestern University administrator and faculty member Jake Julia will discuss effective leadership in higher education and the benefits of pursuing SESP’s new Higher Education Administration Graduate Certificate.

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Education Week: Online Algebra Worse, Study Finds

Education Week featured a study by SESP doctoral student Jennifer Heissel showing that high-achieving students do worse in an online algebra class than through classroom instruction.

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McAdams Ponders the Origins of Personality

Northwestern professor Dan McAdams sketches out whether humans inherit or create personalities in The Atlantic.

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Hedges Reappointed to Educational Advisory Team

President Barack Obama has reappointed Northwestern University faculty member Larry Hedges to the National Board for Education Sciences to continue serving as a key member of the educational advisory team.

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Education Week: Kirabo Jackson's Study Finds Lesson Plans Benefit Weaker Teachers

Giving weaker teachers good lessons plans - -not professional development -- benefits weaker teachers, according to recent research by Kirabo Jackson.

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CBS News on Diane Schanzenbach's Study: Is Economy Shortening People's Lives?

CBS News features a study by SESP associate professor Diane Schanzenbach on why Americans are seeing their longevity decline and mortality rates increase. "People who are poor live a lot less -- a striking amount less -- than the rich," she said.

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Graduate Student Joanne Kang Wins Campus Life Award

Joanne Kang, a graduate student in the Higher Education Administration and Policy Program, won a Campus Life Award for contributing to the improvement of student life at Northwestern

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Sun-Times: Study Shows Innovative Counseling Program Cuts Youth Crime, Dropout

Crimes committed by young men prone to violence dropped in half, and high-school graduations rose sharply in an innovative counseling program, according to a study co-headed by SESP associate professor Jon Guryan.

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Students Fare Worse in Virtual Algebra Classrooms

In a study of high-achieving eighth graders, the students who took Algebra 1 online performed worse than similar students taking the course in a traditional classroom.

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Next Generation Storylines Advance Science Teaching

The Next Generation Storyline Project, led by SESP professor Brian Reiser, is developing innovative units to provide teachers with curriculum materials as they adopt the Next Generation Science Standards.

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