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Why Improv Comedy Is Being Used to Teach High Schoolers Leadership Skills

Imagine a school where students are funny — On purpose. Now imagine a school where being funny makes students better learners. That is what’s happening for Chicago Public High School students who are developing improvisational theater skills intended to help them become more successful in engaging with their peers, the outside world, and potential employers. […]

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Illinois is 35th overall
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Illinois is a midwestern state nestled in the great lakes region. Illinois has the 5th largest GDP of any state and is home to large cities like Chicago as well as large agricultural regions.

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Education Freedom index Rank
National Average
285
NAEP Math
281 National Average
150
NAEP Science
153 National Average
267
NAEP Reading
264 National Average