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The Secret Behind Teacher Diversity

A move to increase minority college attendance and completion could be the key to greater minority representation in the teaching force, writes School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) Dean David Figlio in the Brookings.com series “Evidence Speaks.”

CTD’s Eric Calvert Honored with Distinguished Service Award

Eric Calvert, associate director for the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy, received a Distinguished Service Award from the Ohio Association for Gifted Children (OAGC).

Study: No Difference in Genetic Influence Between Rich, Poor Families

Research by David Figlio has cast doubt on a widely-held belief that connects family income with cognitive development, according to a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Nzinga Receives Newcombe Fellowship

Kalonji Nzinga, a doctoral candidate in learning sciences at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy, has received a 2017 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship to support his work exploring the educational power of hip-hop.

Anderson Wins Alumnae Grant

Lisa Blaskowski Anderson (MS15) received a 2017 Alumnae of Northwestern University Research grant to increase technological literacy among low-income and underrepresented high school students, a joint research project with Feinberg School of Medicine.

Social Relationships Take Center Stage

Those weak ties you’ve formed are more important than you might think, sociologist Mario Small of Harvard University said during Northwestern's Social Relationships Across the Life Span conference. Small was one of more than two dozen speakers during the two-day event.

Conference Highlights the Power of Social Relationships

The social connections we create throughout life can impact everything from self-esteem and learning to inequality and teacher performance, researchers said during Northwestern University’s international “Social Relationships Across the Life Span” conference.

SESP in the Media: November 2017

An ongoing, monthly roundup of appearances in the news media by School of Education and Social Policy faculty, researchers, and our community.

How to Get More Black, Hispanic Teachers into the Classroom

A critical first step toward building diversity among teachers involves expanding the national pool of black and Hispanic college graduates, according to research by School of Education and Social Policy alumna Constance Lindsay (PhD10).

SESP Freshman Wins One Book Essay Prize

School of Education and Social Policy freshman Jonathan Sun won the $500 One Book One Northwestern Essay Award for his piece “Disparate and Equal,” which explores a sobering moment during high school when he began to rethink the meaning of “equality."