SESP in the Media: May 2017

SESP in the Media: May 2017


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


May 25, 2017

Start high school later for better outcomes (cites David Figlio's report in Brookings)


May 23, 2017

Trump wasn’t always so linguistically challenged. What could explain the change? (quotes Dan McAdams)

The Daily Northwestern

May 22, 2017

Penelope Peterson reflects on 2 decades leading SESP as dean (quotes Dean Penelope Peterson)

The Atlantic

May 18, 2017

Sunshine Improves Test Scores (cites Jennifer Heissel's research)

The Washington Post

May 15, 2017

The incredibly simple action you can take right now to change your life. All you need is a pen. (cites Dan McAdams)

Herald Sun (Melbourne, Australia)

May 11, 2017

Giving your baby a bogan or unusual name can damage their future career and social potential (cites research by David Figlio)

Republished by: 
New York Post, 5/12

School Library Journal

May 11, 2017

How Fair is Your Maker Space? (quotes Shirin Vossoughi and her research)


May 11, 2017

One way to boost test scores? Make sure students get morning sunshine, new research shows (quotes Jennifer Heissel and her research)

The 74

May 4, 2017

To Test or Not to Test: As Tax Credit Scholarships Expand, Questions About Accountability and Outcomes (quotes David Figlio and his research)

The 74

May 1, 2017

New Studies Suggest Choice of Curriculum and Textbooks Can Make a Big Difference for Students (quotes Kirabo Jackson and his research)

By Julie Deardorff
Last Modified: 5/25/17