candy crowley

candy crowley

Chicago Education Forum – March 23, 2016

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The epidemic of trauma and toxic stress is destructive to Chicago’s urban youth – damaging brain and cognitive development, fueling substance abuse and violent behavior, and undermining the best efforts to raise performance and promote a healthy, productive lifestyle. This educational forum explores the growing use of a simple, evidence-based meditation technique in schools nationwide for improving grades, test scores, and graduation rates and reducing suspensions, expulsions, dropouts, and violence. FEATURING: CANDY CROWLEY Award-winning journalist and fellow in-residence at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics; former chief political correspondent and anchor of CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley NORMAN ROSENTHAL, MD For 20 years a senior researcher at the National Institutes of Mental Health, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical School and author of the New York Times bestseller, Transcendence: Healing and Transformation through Transcendental Meditation. WILLIAM STIXRUD, PHD Leading clinical neuropsychologist and director of The Stixrud Group, a Washington, DC-based group practice specializing in the neuropsychological assessment of children, adolescents, and adults with learning, attentional, social, and/or emotional disorders. PANELISTS: ANNA PAVICHEVICH Principal, Amundsen High School NAKISHA HOBBS Principal & Co-Founder, Village Leadership Academy JOHN WOLF Senior Program Manager, University of Chicago Crime Lab and Urban Education Lab ASHEIKA BUTLER Family and Senior Care Specialist