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Partnerships Are Key to Principal Leadership Training Programs

Principals are a critical part of improving schools and raising student achievement, Dean Penelope Peterson writes on The Education Fund Blog. But how do we retain great principals?

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Is Stress Contributing to the Achievement Gap?

Researchers find that race-based stressors, such as perceived discrimination and stereotype threat, can affect sleep and cortisol levels. These physiological changes can impact learning.

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FUSE Studios Debut in Five CPS Schools

Northwestern's STEAM exploration program has been launched at five CPS high schools. It's the first yearlong FUSE course for high school students and the first in-school FUSE program in schools serving at least 90 percent low income students. The course also is explicitly aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards.

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Figlio: Patience Improves Student Performance

Economist Dave Denslow cites David Figlio's research on patience and immigrant families in The Gainsville Sun.

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Peterson Welcomes Class of 2020

Dean Penelope Peterson borrowed wisdom from one of her favorite children's novels in her welcoming remarks to the SESP class of 2020, the largest and most diverse in school history.

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Dohrer Quoted on How Today's Teens View 9/11

Tim Dohrer, director of teacher education at Northwestern and former principal at New Trier Township High School, explains why 9/11 is "not as real" to today's high schoolers.

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Schoenfeld Reviews 'Prison Break' for Washington Monthly

Sociologist Heather Schoenfeld, assistant professor of human development and social policy, reviews the new book "Prison Break," a look at how the conservative moment has turned against mass incarceration. Schoenfeld's research focuses on systems of criminal punishment.

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Associated Press Quotes Kirabo Jackson on Educational Divide

Jackson's research is featured in "Divided America," AP's ongoing exploration of the economic, social and political divisions in American society.

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Carol Lee Featured on PBS Newshour

Carol Lee talks to PBS Newshour about cultural competency and the difficulties of training incoming teachers.

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Northwestern Academy Students Star in Summer Showcase

Students enrolled in Northwestern Academy for Chicago Public Schools presented research findings, capping off an intense summer of research and enrichment.

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