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A Vision for the Future of Education Research

What does it mean to conduct education research in today’s unique political and social environment, in which the United States faces rising inequality? Na’ilah Suad Nasir, president of the Spencer Foundation, addressed her vision for the future of education research in a special lecture hosted by Northwestern University’s Institute for Policy Research (IPR) and School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) on November 14.

Jackson Cited in Washington Post

Kirabo Jackson comments on the benefits of declining high school dropout rates in the Washington Post’s end-of-year recap of the 2017 education landscape.

A ‘Rooney Rule’ for Teachers?

To help diversify the teaching profession, school districts should pay more attention to the demand side of the teacher workforce equation by changing hiring practices, Northwestern University researchers argue in a new working paper.

Student Startup Acquired by Reigning Champs

In the first acquisition of a company incubated at The Garage at Northwestern University, Zcruit, a sports analytics company has been purchased by Reigning Champs, a California-based digital network for student-athletes, parents, coaches, and colleges.

Pinkard Featured During Computer Science Week

Northwestern University’s Nichole Pinkard (PhD98), one of the first learning scientists in the nation, was highlighted in a National Science Foundation (NSF) computer science campaign for empowering middle school girls in the STEM fields.

Northwestern, Evanston Schools Launch Code65.org

Evanston students will be pursuing computer coding challenges throughout December as part of the new Code65 program, a month-long computer science initiative that builds on the national “Hour of Code” movement.

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.

Tong Jin Helps Others Adapt to American Education

Northwestern University graduate student Tong Jin left her hometown of Guiyang in China to study chemistry in the United States. But her experiences as an international student in America also led her to further pursue knowledge about higher education.

Magnuson: ‘Don’t Cherry-Pick Outcomes’

Stop worrying so much about whether or not early childhood education programs are working, researcher Katherine Magnuson told School of Education and Social Policy doctoral students during a recent guest lecture and lively discussion in Annenberg Hall.