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Northwestern Academy: Finding New Paths

The Northwestern Academy for Chicago Public Schools increases college opportunities for underrepresented high school students, who learn to find their voices in a community of like-minded learners.

'Back to School Jam' Celebrates Learning

Hundreds of youth and families will gather at Jones College Prep High School on Saturday, Sept. 23, for an event that encourages students to explore new interests and find pathways leading toward college and careers.

FUSE Studios Expand to 23 New Schools

More than two dozen new schools will join Northwestern University’s FUSE Studio program this fall, thanks in part to a recently announced partnership with CompTIA, the nonprofit trade association for the information technology industry.

Dean Figlio: ‘This is going to be quite the year for you’

With a nod to the smash hit musical Hamilton, Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy Dean David Figlio encouraged incoming freshmen and transfer students to take risks, step outside their comfort zone, and “take their shot” during Wildcat Welcome, a weeklong flurry of orientation activities.

SESP Welcomes Two New Faculty Members

Nichole Pinkard (PhD98) and Ofer Malamud have joined the SESP faculty. Pinkhard, associate professor of learning sciences, returns home to Northwestern after breaking new ground at DePaul University. Malamud was previously at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago,

SESP in the Media: September 2017

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

McAdams: Trump’s ‘Primal Appeal’ Helps Explain Rise to Power

Donald Trump prevailed in the 2016 election because of his uncanny ability to appeal to voters’ deep and primal instincts, Northwestern University Professor Dan P. McAdams wrote in an essay published in the journal Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture.

September Birthday May Mean Edge in School

Children who start school at an older age do better than their younger classmates, an advantage that extends through college, according to a new working paper co-authored by Northwestern University economist David Figlio, National Public Radio (NPR) reported.

Rapp Discusses Role as Journal Editor

As editor-in-chief of the journal Discourse Processes, Northwestern University psychologist and learning scientist David Rapp works to offer readers “critically reviewed, contemporary research that pushes the boundaries of our understandings,” according to a recent interview.

SESP in the Media: August 2017

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