February 2017 News Stories

February 2017 News Stories

  • Why America Needs Teacher-Designers
    To improve education, Americans should focus on continuously improving teaching by adopting the same techniques used in Japan, Northwestern University Professor Matt Easterday argued in a recent essay in The Hill.

  • Workshop Trains Educators in Forensic Science
    Teachers from 19 Chicago-area middle and high schools dabbled in forensics-related crime lab activities during a recent professional development workshop hosted by Northwestern University’s Office of Stem Education Partnerships with the Chicago Public Schools’ Department of Science.

  • Schanzenbach Testifies on Benefits of Food Stamps
    Strengthening the federal food assistance program is a smart public investment that will improve both public health and economic growth, Northwestern Professor Diane Schanzenbach testified Thursday before the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture.

  • Guryan's Work Helps Spark Social Policy Revolution
    Northwestern University economist Jonathan Guryan is on the front lines of a social policy revolution in Chicago, according to the latest issue of Chicago Magazine.

  • Senior to Present Research at Big Ideas Forum
    Subin Hwang will present her research examining the public health response to the refuge crisis in Germany during the next Big Ideas forum on Feb. 8.

  • Logan Welcomes Colleagues to Class
    Assistant Research Professor Regina Logan will open her Annenberg Hall classroom to fellow educators on Monday, Feb. 13 as part of a University-wide program aimed at promoting best practices and innovation in teaching through a wide-ranging exchange of ideas.

  • Figlio, Schapiro Elected to the National Academy of Education
    Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy Professor David Figlio and Northwestern University President and Professor Morton Schapiro have been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Education.

  • Three Faculty Members Receive Diversity Grants
    School of Education and Social Policy professors Regina Lopata Logan, Marcelo Worsley and Elizabeth Gerber have received Faculty Innovation in Diversity and Equity grants from the Northwestern University Office of the Provost.

  • Cilento Wins Prestigious Luce Scholarship
    Associated Student Government President Christina Cilento will spend the year after she graduates learning about impacts of climate change in Asia as a Luce Scholar.

  • New Improv Class Targets Dual Language Learners
    Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development will launch a two-way immersion (TWI) improvisation course for academically talented students in June of 2017.