2018 News Stories

2018 News Stories

  • February 2018 News Stories

    • Uttal Awarded National Science Foundation Grant
      Northwestern University professor David Uttal and his collaborators have received a four-year, $2 million National Science Foundation grant to implement and study new ways to teach vocational education to Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students.

    • Rapp Co-Edits Handbook for Discourse Scholars, Students
      A newly updated academic handbook helps researchers explore new ways to think about and study reading, listening, talking, and writing during a time of rapid change in modes of communication.

    • Vossoughi, Pinkard Win Diversity Grants
      School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) learning scientists Shirin Vossoughi and Nichole Pinkard have received 2017-18 Daniel I. Linzer Grants for Innovation in Diversity and Equity from the Northwestern University Office of the Provost

    • Fuse Grant Recipient Launches Program in Peoria
      Failure is an opportunity in Greg Gilson’s first-hour class, the FUSE studio at Manual Academy, said Pam Adams in the Peoria Journal Star. “There are no assignments, no classroom lectures, no traditional grades.”

    • MSLOC Alumna Cited as Top Mentor
      School of Education and Social Policy alumna Renetta McCann (MS12), the chief talent officer at Leo Burnett, is “a C-level executive and a legend in advertising, and will mentor anyone who musters up the courage to ask,” Lisa Bertagnoli wrote in a Crain’s special report, “Which Chicagoans are best at mentoring women?”

    • How to Help Anxious Students Cope With Stress
      Talking with students about their goals for a successful future can help manage challenges and stress, according to a Northwestern University-led study published in the journal Motivation and Emotion.

    • Reiser Receives $2.5 Million McDonnell Foundation Grant
      Brian Reiser, professor of learning sciences, has received a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the James S. McDonnell Foundation to study how to best support science teachers as they integrate new practices into the classroom.

    • FUSE Challenges Evanston Sixth Graders
      Sixth graders in Evanston/Skokie School District 65 are participating in Northwestern University’s FUSE program, a buffet of nearly 30 hands-on, computer-based challenges in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM).

  • January 2018 News Stories

    • Governor’s Chief Economist Delivers Loeschner Lecture
      Data can help tackle a host of intractable problems, ranging from healthcare and crime to unemployment, economist Mischa Fischer said during the Ray and Nancy Loeschner Leadership series lecture at Northwestern University.

    • Whitehouse Wins Around-the-World Research Grant
      Music started Northwestern University junior Hannah Whitehouse on a path that will take her across the globe to England, Kenya, India, the Philippines and New Zealand on a research mission this summer.

    • SESP Undergraduates Win Research Grants
      Ten School of Education and Social Policy students received grants from the Northwestern University Office of Undergraduate Research to launch or expand their own research projects, partner with faculty, or help pay for conference travel expenses.

    • Teatro Collective Blends 'Reflection, Art and Leadership'
      The Teatro Collective, a group of Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social (SESP) policy graduate students, recently performed for -- and with -- Chicago–area educators who work with teens at the Chicago Public Library's Teen Services Conference.

    • Two SESP Faculty Projects Earn Provost's Digital Learning Fellowship
      Two innovative online projects by School of Education and Social Policy faculty members will receive funding for the 2017-18 school year through the Provost’s Digital Learning Fellowship program at Northwestern University.

    • Figlio, Spillane, Jackson, Lee Among Most Influential Scholars
      Four Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) faculty members are listed in Education Week’s 2018 “Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings,” which recognize 200 of the most influential academics in education policy.

    • Bearing the Cross: Pioneering Broadcaster Pens Memoir
      In his new memoir, Bearing the Cross, My Inspiring Journey from Poverty to the NFL and Sport Television,” Irv Cross (BS61) details his remarkable rise from hardscrabble beginnings in Hammond, Indiana to Northwestern University, the National Football League, and a pioneering career in sports broadcasting, where he became the first African American to work as a full-time sports analyst on television.

    • SESP, Science in Society Train Teachers
      SESP's Brian Reiser and Science in Society's Jennifer Lewin are working with Evanston/Skokie School District 65 teachers bring the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the National Research Council’s (NRC) Framework for K–12 Education into their classrooms.

    • The Schoolhouse Network: Location Matters
      When a teacher has a problem, she might go to a mentor or an instructional coach—but often, she goes to whoever is closest at hand, Sarah D. Sparks wrote in Education Week.

    • Redshirting Essay Most-Read of the Year
      Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach’s article “Is Your Child Ready For Kindergarten? Redshirting may do more harm than good,” was the most popular story of 2017 in Education Next, a journal of opinion and research.

    • SESP in the Media: January 2018
      An ongoing, monthly roundup of appearances in the news media by School of Education and Social Policy faculty, researchers, and our community.

    • In Memoriam: Cynthia (CC) DuBois, 1985-2018

    • Sexting Research Featured in New York Times, CBS News
      Schools and parents commonly tell teenagers not to send sexualized selfies. “But why don’t we tell adolescents to stop asking for nude photos from one another?” psychologist Lisa Damour asked in the New York Times.