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Research ·

Examining the Impact of Charter Schools on Growing Income Segregation

Research by Professor Dave Marcotte and Kari Dalane on charter schools examines their expansion along with student segregation by income. Their study shows that segregation of low-income students increased by 15 percent in large school districts.
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2019 Made History.

International ·

2019 Made History

To help put the last year into perspective, we asked experts from the School of International Service to list what they believe will be remembered as historic in the years to come.
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Research ·

Get to Know Them: Chris Parker

This profile is part of an ongoing series on recently hired faculty.
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From left to right: Marc Duber, Susan Zirinsky, President Sylvia M. Burwell.

Alumni ·

Bold Steps – The 2019 President’s Circle Celebration

Thanks to its generous donors, American University is stepping boldly into the future. More than 200 AU supporters and friends joined President Sylvia Burwell and AU leadership at the President’s Circle Celebration on November 14.
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International ·

Syria Military Presence Risks US Credibility with World Community

In northern Syria, Trump has caused US allies and rivals to view American commitments in a new, uncertain light. Other countries may now shift to depend less on the US, weakening national power.
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Alumni ·

Legacy Family’s Connection to AU Spans Decades

Tracey Myers-Preston and her family have made AU a tradition, as all four of Tracey’s children have attended after her father was an employee for four decades.
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On Campus ·

Inaugural Lincoln Scholar Lecture Finds Lessons in Declaration of Independence

According to Harvard Professor Danielle Allen, though the Declaration of Independence falls short on issues of slavery and gender, its essence has provided a lasting blueprint for the experiment of American democracy.
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Communications ·

Neel Foundation Scholarship Helps Film Students Make Substantial Strides in Their Work

The Neel Foundation scholarship seeks to support documentary film students while they create works for film festivals. Here is what some of this year's recipients have been up to.
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Business ·

Doorbuster Deception

We spoke with two of Kogod’s marketing professors to clear up some of the deceptive marketing tactics that are used to sway shoppers on Black Friday.
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Safety & Security ·

Data in Decision-Making

Episode 3 of the Mission is Possible podcast discusses challenges, opportunities, and best practices of assessing program effectiveness and aligning resources to strategy.
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