Expanding the Evanston-Northwestern Education Partnership

Expanding the Evanston-Northwestern Education Partnership

Evanston SchoolsEvanston’s educational research-practice partnership will expand thanks to $1 million in combined support from the Lewis-Sebring Family Foundation and the Spencer Foundation.

The “PreK–12 Pathway Research and Data Initiative” will assure a continuous cycle of research, feedback, policy implications, and ongoing study that will create more opportunities for refining practical, on-the-ground policies and further research. 

The partnership, which brings together Evanston schools, their administrators, and Northwestern University researchers from its Institute for Policy Research (IPR) and its School of Education and Social Policy (SESP), seeks to improve the lives of Evanston students through the implementation of practical research findings.

Northwestern University’s  research team is led by IPR fellows Jonathan Guryan, associate professor of Human Development and Social Policy; and David Figlio, Orrington Lunt Professor of Education and Social Policy and of Economics, with Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, associate professor of Human Development and Social Policy; and Associate Provost for Faculty Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Frances Willard Professor of Human Development and Social Policy.

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By The Institute for Policy Research
Last Modified: 3/10/17