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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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Jeannette Colyvas to Collaborate on ‘Big Ideas’ Biomedicine Research

Jeannette Colyvas to Collaborate on ‘Big Ideas’ Biomedicine Research

A “Big Ideas” grant from Northwestern’s Buffett Institute will enable SESP associate professor Jeannette Colyvas and her colleagues to create a research group in Global Medical Cultures and Law that will research “Biomedicine and Traditional Medicine across Cultures.”

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David Brooks in <em>New York Times</em> Cites Kirabo Jackson's Teacher Research

David Brooks in New York Times Cites Kirabo Jackson's Teacher Research

Paul Tough reports on research by SESP associate professor Kirabo Jackson that shows while some teachers are good at raising their students’ test scores, other teachers are really good at improving their students’ school engagement. "Today we have to fortify the heart if we’re going to educate the mind," writes Brooks.

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Study Finds School Leaders Widely Use Research

Study Finds School Leaders Widely Use Research

The largest survey yet of educational research use among school and district leaders finds positive attitudes toward the value of research and frequent use of research for decision-making. Focusing at the local level, this study is by the National Center for Research in Policy and Practice.

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Late-Term Births May Offer Long-Term Future Benefits

Late-Term Births May Offer Long-Term Future Benefits

Research by professor David Figlio shows that children born at 41 weeks performed better in school than their full-term counterparts. This research should enrich conversations with OB-GYNs about the ideal time to have a baby.

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Mike Horn, Northwestern Alum Collaborate on Newly Released Game

Mike Horn, Northwestern Alum Collaborate on Newly Released Game

When Felix Hu was a student at Northwestern, he worked with SESP assistant professor Michael Horn on an educational game to teach young children computer programming. The game, called Coding, was just released as a commercial product.

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Bloomberg Features PhD Student Claudia Persico's Research on Toxic Waste Site Impact on Kids

Bloomberg Features PhD Student Claudia Persico's Research on Toxic Waste Site Impact on Kids

Children who grow up near toxic waste sites are more likely to suffer from cognitive disabilities, repeat grades, score lower on tests and misbehave in school than siblings born after the pollution has been cleaned up, research by SESP PhD student Claudia Persico and professor David Figlio suggests.

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