Inquiry Fall 2009: Economics of Education

Pay for Performance: What’s Ahead for Teachers?
Pay for Performance: What’s Ahead for Teachers?
Call it what you will — “merit pay,” “teacher and student incentives” and “performance compensation” are its most popular names — the strategy of financially rewarding teachers and students for improved test scores and school performance may be an idea whose time has come.
Lisa Stein
Morton Schapiro: Surveying the Economic Landscape of Higher Education
Morton Schapiro: Surveying the Economic Landscape of Higher Education
With college costs rising each year, the economics of higher education is a crucial topic for study. And that’s exactly the area of expertise for Northwestern’s new president, Morton Schapiro, who is also a faculty member in the School of Education and Social Policy.
Marilyn Sherman
The Business Behind the Blackboard: Today’s Education Labor Markets
The Business Behind the Blackboard: Today’s Education Labor Markets
The search for data and insights into teacher and principal labor markets is wide-ranging, with SESP scholars contributing to the field over many years. These scholars continue today with exciting ongoing research that benefits educators, administrators, policy makers and students alike.
Marya Smith
Message from the Dean
Message from the Dean
Message from the Dean
Penelope Peterson
Faculty News
Faculty News
Marilyn Sherman
School News
School News
Marilyn Sherman
Student Profile: Kim Waller Blends Business with Education
Student Profile: Kim Waller Blends Business with Education
Kim Waller, a student in the Master of Science in Learning and Organization Change (MSLOC) program, straddles two worlds. She is a successful business executive, but her heart is in education as well.
Class Notes (Alumni News)
Class Notes (Alumni News)
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Marilyn Sherman
Alumni Profile: Rachel Dunifon Studies Impact of Family Economics on Children
Alumni Profile: Rachel Dunifon Studies Impact of Family Economics on Children
For Rachel Dunifon (PhD99), understanding how the family and larger environment impact child development is a passion that began while she was a graduate student in the Human Development and Social Policy program more than 10 years ago.
Jennifer Beck