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COACHING FOR COLLEGE’ BOOSTS ACCESS FOR HIGH SCHOOLERS COACHING FOR COLLEGE’ BOOSTS ACCESS FOR HIGH SCHOOLERS

‘COACHING FOR COLLEGE’ BOOSTS ACCESS FOR HIGH SCHOOLERS

SMALL SCHOOL BIG RESEARCH

College search is overwhelmingly complex for youth whose parents did not attend college. A “college coaching” program improves the likelihood of high school students attending college, according to research by professor James Rosenbaum.

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David Figlio: Power of Big Data for Education Problem-Solving

David Figlio: Power of Big Data for Education Problem-Solving

SESP professor David Figlio created a massive data set matching birth and education records that provides a powerful tool for research. Data science now allows social scientists to better solve problems.

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Claudia Haase: Angry Outbursts Tied to Heart Problems

Claudia Haase: Angry Outbursts Tied to Heart Problems

Exploding with anger during a marital spat can increase risk of cardiovascular problems later in life, while shutting down emotionally can contribute to back pain, according to new research by SESP's Claudia Haase and the University of California.

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Shirin Vossoughi Named NAEd/Spencer Fellow

Shirin Vossoughi Named NAEd/Spencer Fellow

SESP assistant professor Shirin Vossoughi was selected to be a 2016 NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow, with research on tinkering programs that design for equity.

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Sandra Waxman in <em>Scientific American</em>: Cultural Differences in Autism Diagnoses

Sandra Waxman in Scientific American: Cultural Differences in Autism Diagnoses

Behaviors that are considered red flags in the U.S. and Western Europe are considered normal, even desirable, in other parts of the world, according to professor Sandra Waxman and her blog co-authors.

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Mesmin Destin Selected as William T. Grant Scholar

Mesmin Destin Selected as William T. Grant Scholar

SESP assistant professor Mesmin Destin was selected for the 2016 class of William T. Grant Scholars.

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Kirabo Jackson Named Carnegie Fellow

Kirabo Jackson Named Carnegie Fellow

SESP associate professor Kirabo Jackson was named a 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellow, based on his outstanding scholarship and proposed research on “Identifying Excellent Teachers.”

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