April 2017 News Stories

April 2017 News Stories

  • SESP in the News: April 2017
    A monthly roundup of appearances in the news media by the School of Education and Social Policy community.

  • Forbes Recommends Rosenbaum’s Book
    James Rosenbaum’s book Beyond College For All has been cited by Forbes as one of "Ten Books to Get You Through the College Admissions Cycle."

  • High School Students Tour Campus on Kits and Cats Day
    More than 100 Evanston Township High School (ETHS) sophomores and juniors recently explored Northwestern University as part of Kits and Cats Day, a biannual initiative designed to expose high school students to a college campus and help them imagine their own academic and social lives.

  • Sunlight, Later School Start Times Benefit Students
    Students who received more sunlight before school did better academically – especially in math – than those who were exposed to less sunlight, according to new Northwestern University research.

  • SESP Students Honor High School Teachers
    Five inspiring high school teachers -- including three who were nominated by School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) graduating seniors -- have received Northwestern University Distinguished Secondary Teacher Awards (DSTA).

  • SESP Alumnus Named Professor of the Year
    Northwestern University alumnus Barry Fishman (PhD96), one of the first graduates of the pioneering learning sciences doctoral program, was recently named the Michigan Association of State Universities 2017 Professor of the Year, which recognizes outstanding faculty from Michigan’s 15 public universities.

  • Pigott, Bial to Address SESP Graduates at Convocation
    Deborah Bial, president and founder of the Posse Foundation, and Jane Pigott, founder and managing director of R3 Group LLC, will deliver keynote speeches for the 2017 School of Education and Social Policy undergraduate and graduate convocation ceremonies, respectively.

  • SESP Senior Selected in First Round of WNBA Draft
    Senior Nia Coffey was selected in the first round of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) draft by the San Antonio Stars, the highest selection of any Northwestern basketball player, male or female, in school history

  • Schanzenbach: Redshirting Generally 'Not Worth It'
    Redshirting, or delaying a child’s entry into kindergarten, may do more harm than good, Northwestern University’s Diane Schanzenbach wrote in the summer issue of Education Next.

  • Women’s Conference Highlights ‘Intersectional Feminism’
    An borrowed from Dove’s viral “Choose Beautiful” campaign, kicked off Northwestern’s first Women’s Empowerment Conference, where ETHS students, staff and Northwestern volunteers discussed everything from dress coding and microaggressions to stereotypes and “intersectional feminism,” which describes how the feminist movement can be more diverse and inclusive.

  • Kits and Cats Day Features Campus Tours
    Evanston Township High School (ETHS) sophomores and juniors will get a sneak peek into the day in the life of a Northwestern University student during Kits and Cats Day on April 20 on the Evanston campus.

  • How Teachers Lose Connections
    When teachers move to a new grade or lose a leadership position, the change can sever important work relationships, suggests new research from Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy.

  • Northwestern MSLOC Students Help Motorola Find Solutions
    When Motorola Solutions, Inc. wanted to reinvent the way it trained leaders, the company turned to students in Northwestern University’s Master’s in Learning and Organizational Change (MSLOC) program for a fresh perspective.

  • Northwestern Hosts Leadership Conference for ETHS Women
    Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy is hosting the Women’s Empowerment Conference for Evanston Township High School (ETHS) students to discuss women’s leadership and gender equity.

  • McAdams Featured in National Podcast '1A'
    Presidents should be judged on their character and competence rather than their mental health, Northwestern University psychologist Dan McAdams said on “1A,” a live, daily WAMU radio program distributed nationally by National Public Radio.

  • Northwestern Hosts Free Screening of ‘Beyond Measure’
    A free public screening of Beyond Measure, a documentary that looks at schools on the cutting edge of education reform, will be held April 19 at Northwestern University.

  • Figlio: A Leading Voice on Vouchers
    Journalists looking for rigorous studies on vouchers are turning to the work of Northwestern University economist David Figlio, a national expert on school vouchers and their effects.

  • Four SESP Students Receive Undergraduate Research Grants
    Four budding researchers in the School of Education and Social Policy were awarded summer Undergraduate Research Grants from the Northwestern University Office of the Provost to study everything from marital conflict to paranormal folklore podcasts.