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Dr. Angel Turner Elevates Her Influence on Chicago’s North Shore

Once a driving force at Accelerate Institute, inspirational educator Dr. Angel Turner has now set her sights on an ambitious new undertaking: playing the lead role in delivering a quality education for approximately 6,500 pre-K through eighth-grade students on Chicago’s North Shore. In June, Dr. Turner was unanimously approved by the Evanston/Skokie District 65 Board […]

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How Do We Ensure a Successful School Year? By Keeping Students First!

Before the 2023-24 school year got underway, educators enjoyed an opportunity to pause, reset, and focus on all of the important work ahead. Over the summer, our team here at Accelerate Institute took some time to step back and reflect on our schools’ accomplishments in the previous school year. We sat in celebration with our

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As Students Play Catch-Up, These School Leaders Are Rising to the Challenge

In the years since the pandemic forced schools to close and educators to shift to remote learning, fears about how — or whether — students would be able to keep pace with pre-pandemic academic benchmarks have persisted. These fears were confirmed in June, when the results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) federal

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