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January 14 Speaker series presentation: Rebecca E. Wolfe

If students don't feel ownership of their learning, what little they do learn is superficially understood and easily forgotten. That's what brain researchers are finding and what's driving new interest in "student-centered learning," across the country, according to Rebecca E. Wolfe of Jobs for the Future, a national nonprofit based in Boston. The research is unequivocal, Wolfe told an audience of mainly educators at Generation All's second community forum on January 15 in downtown Chicago. "If students don't have some…

Generation All seeks student intern

Internship Title: Education Support Intern Reports to: Program Coordinator, Abbey McLaren Hours / Time Frame: 10-15 hours/week during 1st half of 2015 (January – June) Qualifications/Requirements: The following are preferred skills and competencies: Competencies: ● Strong analytic, writing, and problem solving skills. ● Ability to work independently as well as collaborate and communicate well with colleagues. ● Ability to effectively manage multiple projects/tasks of varying complexities to meet deadlines and work well under pressure. ● Ability to research and report…

December 3 Speaker Series presentation: Warren Simmons

School turn-around efforts are destined for failure without a high-functioning school system and an organized neighborhood. That was the message from Warren Simmons, president of Brown University's Annenberg Institute for School Reform, who spoke at Generation All's first community forum on December 3rd at Kenwood Academy High School in Hyde Park. "We are one of the few countries in the world that tries to get all students to reach high standards, but we act as though the sole responsibility for…