Inquiry Magazine

Inquiry alumni magazine explores the latest news and knowledge from the School of Education and Social Policy. Spring and fall issues focus on an important current theme.

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Altered Cortisol Levels Tied to Poor Health

A lack of variation in the stress hormone cortisol from morning to evening is tied to a wide range of negative health conditions, including inflammation and immune system dysfunction, new research by Emma Adam and her colleagues suggests.

Academic Motivation Suffers When Economic Mobility Seems Out of Reach

Mesmin Destin, Ryan Svoboda co-author new research suggesting that students’ beliefs about the possibility of social mobility have significant consequences

Guryan Helps Governments Tackle Policy Challenges

An initiative designed to help state and local governments create and research the effectiveness of potential solutions to homelessness and other important policy challenges has expanded to three city and county governments

Meet Alumna April Bowman: Entrepreneur, Minister

April Bowman (MS12), the first in her family to graduate from college, landed her dream job when she was hired as the first director of Alumni Programs at Uplift Education, the largest charter school network in North Texas.

Schanzenbach Testifies on Student Privacy in Education Research

Researchers should help make parents and the public more aware of the security precautions already used to protect student privacy, Northwestern University professor Diane Schanzenbach told a House education committee, Sarah D. Sparks wrote in Education Week.

How Do Premies Perform in School?

Parents of prematurely born babies often fear their children may go on to struggle in school, but findings from a new large-scale study from the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University and Northwestern Medicine should reassure parents.

Children Play Key Role in Making Early Education Successful

The way children engage with their teachers, peers, and tasks is vital to the success of early-childhood education but greatly underestimated, according to new Northwestern University research.

Dancing Queen: Dionne Champion

Champion, a doctoral candidate in learning sciences in the School of Education and Social Policy, is exploring the use of movement as a communication tool and how that reshapes cognition. She was profiled in the recent Northwestern Magazine.

Northwestern Academy Grads Heading to College

Three years after they were chosen from non-selective enrollment high schools as Northwestern Academy for Chicago Public Schools’ inaugural cohort, 48 CPS students are headed to 23 prestigious institutions, ranging from Northwestern University to Brown University and Colorado College.

Billie Jean King Surprises Graduating Senior

On the night before her graduation from Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy, Brooke Rischbieth received the best gift ever: A visit from Billie Jean King.