January 2017 News Stories

January 2017 News Stories

  • Figlio Named Dean of School of Education and Social Policy
    David N. Figlio, the Orrington Lunt Professor of Education and Social Policy in the School of Education and Social Policy, and Director and Faculty Fellow of the Institute for Policy Research, has been appointed dean of the School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) at Northwestern University, effective Sept. 1.

  • Guryan Addresses Gun Violence in Sun-Times Essay
    Getting young people to slow down – to think before they act – can be a weapon in an anti-violence program, the School of Education and Social Policy’s Jonathan Guryan argued in the Chicago Sun-Times.

  • How to Cope With a State Budget Crisis
    Higher Education expert Heather Haberaecker to host webinar that offers tools for handling a state crisis on Tuesday, Jan. 31.

  • Learning Scientists Partner with Bennett Day School
    What happens when inventive children work side-by-side with university students on a design problem?

  • Mayor Emanuel, President Schapiro Highlight Academy Space Grand Opening
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro Sunday attended the grand opening of a new state-of-the-art center to house the Northwestern Academy--a program to support Chicago Public School students in preparing for success at competitive colleges and universities. They were joined by students enrolled in the Northwestern Academy and their parents. The Academy will graduate its inaugural cohort of seniors this spring.

  • Are Great Teachers Poor Scholars?
    Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro and Professor David Figlio have published research asking the question that has challenged elite universities and liberal arts colleges alike in recent times: “Are Great Teachers Poor Scholars?”

  • Less Teaching, More Coaching
    To capitalize on teachable moments, ditch the syllabus and start coaching, Northwestern University’s Matt Easterday wrote in The Hechinger Report.

  • Figlio to Present School Voucher Data
    Northwestern University Professor David Figlio will present his recent research on school voucher programs in Ohio and Florida on Feb. 2 during a forum at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute in Washington, D.C.

  • Why Rural Schools Have Become 'Engines of Exodus'
    To address the phenomenon of “rural brain drain,” schools must work with their local communities, rather than considering themselves separate from the cycle of economic decline, researchers wrote in a commentary in Education Week.

  • The Impact of a Strict Criminal Justice Administration
    In the wake of a potentially new “law and order” administration, criminal justice reform advocates must “create strong counter-narratives and messaging that stress ineffectiveness of current policies, the human right to dignity, and parsimony,” Northwestern University sociologist Heather Schoenfeld recently wrote in The Hill.

  • 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.

  • Gifted Students Benefit From Ability Grouping, Acceleration
    Schools should use both ability grouping and acceleration to help academically talented students, reports a new Northwestern University study that examined a century of research looking at the controversial subject.

  • Professor Dan McAdams to Speak at SESP Graduate Event
    Northwestern University Professor Dan P. McAdams, Director of the Foley Center for the Study of Lives, will present a talk titled “Authoring a Life: Narrative, Identity, Redemption, and Donald Trump,” for the inaugural SESP graduate programs gathering from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12 in room GO2 at Annenberg Hall. Food from Pita Inn will be served.

  • SESP Alumnus Named to Chicago Board of Education
    Northwestern University alumnus Arnaldo “Arnie” Rivera, a former first-grade teacher and education administrator, was recently appointed to the Chicago Board of Education by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

  • 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.