Research

Research

WHY WE OFTEN RELY ON INACCURATE INFORMATION WHY WE OFTEN RELY ON INACCURATE INFORMATION

WHY WE OFTEN RELY ON INACCURATE INFORMATION

SMALL SCHOOL BIG RESEARCH

Even when people know better, they often rely on inaccurate or misleading information to make future decisions. David Rapp’s research looks into why we are so easily influenced by false statements and what we can do to avoid relying on incorrect information.

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Faculty Recognized in Edu-Scholar Rankings

Faculty Recognized in Edu-Scholar Rankings

For the fifth consecutive year, researchers from Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy have been named to Education Week’s “Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings,” which recognize 200 of the most influential academics in education policy.

Coburn Receives Grant to Study Educational Gap

Coburn Receives Grant to Study Educational Gap

Northwestern University Professor Cynthia Coburn has received one-year, $70,000 grant to study how schools are creating stronger and more seamless connections between preschool and elementary school.

Two-Gen Researchers Receive $1.4 Million Grant

Two-Gen Researchers Receive $1.4 Million Grant

Teresa Eckrich Sommer, co-director of Northwestern University’s Two Generation Research Initiative, has received a four-year, $1.4 million grant to study the expansion of an innovative education program that combines quality early learning for preschoolers with career training in the healthcare field for their low income parents.

Wilensky, Horn Receive $2.5 Million National Science Foundation Grant

Wilensky, Horn Receive $2.5 Million National Science Foundation Grant

Learning scientists and computer scientists Uri Wilensky and Michael Horn have received a three-year, 2.5 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study how to effectively incorporate computational thinking into high school STEM courses.

Spillane Recognized as Top Education Leadership Researcher

Spillane Recognized as Top Education Leadership Researcher

Two new studies cite Northwestern professor, who helped pioneer the concept of "distributed leadership" as leading expert in the field

Is Stress Contributing to the Achievement Gap?

Is Stress Contributing to the Achievement Gap?

Researchers find that race-based stressors, such as perceived discrimination and stereotype threat, can affect sleep and cortisol levels. These physiological changes can impact learning.