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A Career Defined by Public Service and Then a Lifelong Dream Awakened

When Erin Castleberry was an undergraduate at the University of Southern California (USC), she wanted to become a marriage and family therapist. She had always been interested in the way the brain works and the ways people interact with one another, how their biology affects relationships. She majored in interpersonal communications, with a minor in sociology.

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4 Percent of Schools Contain Half of All Chronically Absent

A study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Education has revealed that chronic absenteeism is a problem in almost every school district in the country, but that half the chronically absent students in the nation are concentrated in just 4 percent of school districts.

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Civil Rights Tied to Elimination of Excellence Gap

One of the most important civil rights issue of our time is eliminating the excellence gap that keeps highly talented low-income students from achieving at the same level as their middle-income peers, argued panelists at a forum on “Why the Excellence Gap Matters for Civil Rights” hosted by the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy.

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Ramaswamy Appointed to State Licensing Board

Aparna Ramaswamy, a visiting assistant professor in counseling and human development at the Johns Hopkins School of Education, has been appointed to the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists.

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Greenberg Leads Discussion at White House Briefing

Sheldon Greenberg, a professor in the Division of Public Safety Leadership, led a discussion in June on the need to restructure police recruiting and selection practices at a White House briefing on Advancing 21st-Century Policing.

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