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COACHING FOR COLLEGE’ BOOSTS ACCESS FOR HIGH SCHOOLERS COACHING FOR COLLEGE’ BOOSTS ACCESS FOR HIGH SCHOOLERS

‘COACHING FOR COLLEGE’ BOOSTS ACCESS FOR HIGH SCHOOLERS

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College search is overwhelmingly complex for youth whose parents did not attend college. A “college coaching” program improves the likelihood of high school students attending college, according to research by professor James Rosenbaum.

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

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 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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<em>Sun-Times</em>: Study Shows Innovative Counseling Program Cuts Youth Crime, Dropout

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

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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Mike Horn Guides Innovators to Develop Coding App for Kids

Mike Horn Guides Innovators to Develop Coding App for Kids

Northwestern University's Michael Horn helped inspire "Strawbies," a coding game that uses physical blocks and an iPad to make coding more collaborative and creative. Horn, a professor of computer science and learning sciences, previously conducted research at the Boston Museum of Science that provided the basis for the game.

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Jeannette Colyvas to Collaborate on ‘Big Ideas’ Biomedicine Research

Jeannette Colyvas to Collaborate on ‘Big Ideas’ Biomedicine Research

A “Big Ideas” grant from Northwestern’s Buffett Institute will enable SESP associate professor Jeannette Colyvas and her colleagues to create a research group in Global Medical Cultures and Law that will research “Biomedicine and Traditional Medicine across Cultures.”

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