Amy Stich

‘Access, opportunities and outcomes’

Does the U.S. education system function to reproduce inequalities of social class and race while claiming to improve access for minorities and financially disadvantaged students? Yes, says Amy Stich, an assistant professor in the NIU Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations.

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Laurie Elish-Piper

‘Everything I’ve wanted to do’

Growing up in Highland, Ind., Laurie Elish-Piper loved books and school. As an undergraduate at tiny Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, a city about an hour south of the home where her parents still live, she combined those joys of her life

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Paul M. Wright

SHAPE America honors KNPE’s Paul Wright

SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators) presented its Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award to NIU’s Paul M. Wright, who holds the Lane/Zimmerman Endowed Professorship in Kinesiology and Physical Education. Wright was recognized April 7 during SHAPE America’s 131st National

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