March 2017 News Stories

March 2017 News Stories

  • 12 Economic Truths About Climate Change
    Over the next 70 years, every state in the U.S. is projected to experience increasing temperatures, according to a new report on the economic facts of climate change, co-authored by Northwestern University’s Diane Schanzenbach, director of The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution.

  • Teachers: Register Now for Annual Baxter Symposium
    Registration for Northwestern University’s 6th Annual Baxter Symposium and summer workshops opens Friday, March 31.

  • Northwestern Academy Named Finalist for Building Award
    The newly renovated, high-tech home for Northwestern Academy for Chicago Public Schools is a finalist for the 2017 Chicago Building Congress Merit Award.

  • Prenatal Exposure to Superfund Sites May Affect Brain Development
    Children who live near hazardous waste sites can benefit from environmental cleanups, suggests one of the first large-scale studies to examine the short and long-term effects of prenatal exposure to Superfund sites on brain development.

  • Two SESP Postdocs Honored for Outstanding Dissertations
    Northwestern University postdoctoral fellows Kelly McMahon and Daniella Hall have received 2017 Outstanding Dissertation of the Year awards from the American Educational Research Association.

  • Schoenfeld Op-Ed: Prosecutors Escape Blame in Criminal Sentencing
    As a sociologist of law who has spent the last decade studying criminal justice policy and incarceration growth in Florida, Northwestern University’s Heather Schoenfeld applauds legislators who support increasing public access to criminal justice data.

  • MSLOC Project Earns Provost's Fellowship
    An innovative faculty project in the Master’s in Learning and Organizational Change (MSLOC) program has received a 2017-18 Digital Learning Fellowship from the Office of the Provost at Northwestern University. The Funding promotes innovation in learning and teaching via educational technology.

  • Pacific Standard Cites Figlio’s Voucher Research
    Private school vouchers have shown some modest positive effects, but the difference is not “Earth-shattering,” Northwestern University professor David Figlio said in the recent Pacific Standard article, “What Can Florida Teach Us About School Choice?”

  • Spillane Finds Teachers Benefit From Proximity
    Teachers have long been portrayed as independent contractors, working alone and behind closed doors. But new Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy research suggests teachers may benefit from the chance encounters that stem from working near one another inside the school building.

  • Students Showcase Innovative Tech Learning Projects
    Inspired by her love for Pokémon Go, Northwestern University graduate student Amalia Donovan designed and created an educational tool to help middle school gamers level up through the use of statistics.

  • Schanzenbach Coauthors Op-Ed, New Report On Data
    The modern economy has never been more reliant on data. But discretionary budget cuts could dramatically affect federal data collection, costing the economy more money than it saves, according to Northwestern University Professor Diane Schanzenbach, director of the Hamilton Project and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

  • Expanding the Evanston-Northwestern Education Partnership
    Evanston’s educational research-practice partnership will expand thanks to $1 million in combined support from the Lewis-Sebring Family Foundation and the Spencer Foundation.

  • McQuillan Receives Presidential Fellowship
    School of Education and Social Policy doctoral candidate Mollie McQuillan has received a 2017 Presidential Fellowship, the most prestigious award available to Northwestern University graduate students.

  • Worsley Explores the Origin of Ideas
    Inside MakerSpaces and FabLabs, students often try to solve open-ended engineering design challenges using a range of both new and familiar materials. Where do their ideas come from?

  • Vossoughi Receives Grant to Study Equity and Tinkering
    Northwestern University Professor Shirin Vossoughi received a $218,000 grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to continue her groundbreaking work looking at culture, equity and learning in after-school tinkering programs.

  • Alumna Abby Steketee: Combining Tenacity With Compassion
    Abby Meadema Steketee (BS03) never expected Northwestern University to lead her to the Olympic trials in swimming.

  • Coburn, Spillane’s Published Research Among 'Most Read'
    Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy Professors Cynthia Coburn and James Spillane, one of the world’s most prominent education leadership scholars, co-authored two of the most popular journal articles published by the American Educational Research Association in 2016.