NEW MEDIA HELP IMMIGRANT YOUTH BUILD LANGUAGE SKILLS
SMALL SCHOOL BIG RESEARCH
Young immigrants engage in new forms of multilingual learning and identity formation with digital media. Eva Lam’s research shows how adolescents of immigrant backgrounds use the Internet in their literacy and language learning.Read More
Diane Schanzenbach on White House Panel: Food Stamp Program 'Investment, Not Charity'
The federal food stamp program has a strong impact on health, education and economic self-sufficiency, according to leading economist Diane Schanzenbach, who presented at a White House panel on child hunger.Read more
SESP Researchers Undertake Adolescent Stress Study in Dominica
Dominica News reports that postdoctoral researcher Royette Tavernier, who works with professor Emma Adam, is conducting a study to assess stress, coping, health and resilience among youth in Dominica after tropical storm Erika.Read more
Emma Adam on WGBH: 'How Discrimination Affects Your Hormone Levels'
SESP professor Emma Adam discovered a link between cortisol levels and experiences with racism that showed the long-term effect of being discriminated against as a teenager.Read more
Washington Post Reports Jon Guryan's Lottery Research: 'No Lucky Stores'
There is no such thing as a "lucky" lottery store, although associate professor Jon Guryan's study found lottery sales jump as much as 38 percent at stores selling winning tickets.Read more
Jolie Matthews Explores History Learning in Online Fan Forums
Digital learning expert and SESP assistant professor Jolie Matthews examines how people talk about history in online fan communities.Read more
Summer Reading Program Can Shrink Socioeconomic Reading Gaps
An experiment by associate professor Jonathan Guryan found that a scaffolded summer reading program could shrink the summer reading gap experienced by children in lower socioeconomic status (SES) families.Read more