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2012 Chicago School Policy Forum Series - Forum #1

Business and Professional People for the Public Interest and Catalyst Chicago

Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM (CDT)

Chicago, IL

2012 Chicago School Policy Forum Series - Forum #1

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Sweating the Soft Stuff:

Qualities Needed for Learning and How to Nurture Them

New research—in brain science, social science and economics—makes a compelling case that these critical qualities, and even intelligence itself, can be developed—at school as well as at home. A new review by the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research concurs.

Forum #1: New Path to Close the Achievement Gap

Speaker: Journalist Paul Tough, author of "How Children Succeed" (published September 4, 2012) and of "Whatever It Takes," his 2008 examination of the Harlem Children's Zone. 

Tough's new book pulls together lessons from academia, medical clinics and schools including Chicago's Fenger High School. He identifies early childhood and adolescence as watersheds for overcoming adversity and trauma and equipping children for success.

Respondent: Barbara Bowman, co-founder and former president of the Erikson Institute.

 (A separate e-mail invitation will be sent for the Forum #2, on October 30.)

 

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Union League Club of Chicago, The Main Dining Room, 6th floor
65 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604

Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM (CDT)


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