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Can a Growth Mindset Boost Coding Skills?

Introductory computer science classes often have trouble retaining students, perhaps in part because they often promote a fixed mindset or the belief that great programmers are born and not made.

CTD Hosts Conference on Cluster Grouping

Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development (CTD) is hosting a workshop on Total School Cluster Grouping, a research-based strategy used to help meet the needs of high-achieving students in regular classrooms.

Dean Figlio Welcomes SESP's Newest Leaders

Resist the urge to plan out the next few years – and for that matter, your life – Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) Dean David Figlio said Monday, as he welcomed first year and transfer students to Annenberg Hall.

SESP Startup Brewbike Poised to Expand

BrewBike, a student-run coffee company founded at Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy, has closed an $800,000 seed round and will use the funds to expand operations in the Chicago area and to other universities.

Lorraine Hairston Morton: 1918 - 2018

SESP alumna Lorraine Morton, the first African-American to serve as mayor of Evanston and a long-time Chicago area icon of public service who advocated for justice and equal treatment, died Saturday. She was 99.

Sabol, Schwandt Join IPR

School of Education and Social Policy faculty members Terri Sabol and Hannes Schwandt are among six new fellows joining Northwestern University’s Institute for Policy Research.

SESP Startup Shines in Demo Day

People6, a startup digital marketing company founded by School of Education and Social Policy undergraduate Kristen Sanders, took third place -- and a $2,000 prize -- in Northwestern University’s Wildfire Demo Day.

Saving Lives with Social Policy

Income inequality and health inequality are not necessarily connected, according to a new study of U.S. and French death rates examining the often-studied link between poverty and poor health.

Northwestern, CPS Launch Rapid Impact Grants Program

SESP and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) have created the Rapid Impact Grants Program -- an accelerated program that will fund small projects that address pressing research needs to help inform practice and propel academic progress in the nation’s third-largest school district.

Sexism Follows Women Across States—and Lives

A new working paper co-authored by economist Jonathan Guryan reveals the impact of sexism on women's career and life outcomes.