October 2017 News Stories

October 2017 News Stories

  • How to Get More Black, Hispanic Teachers into the Classroom
    A critical first step toward building diversity among teachers involves expanding the national pool of black and Hispanic college graduates, according to research by School of Education and Social Policy alumna Constance Lindsay (PhD10).

  • SESP Freshman Wins One Book Essay Prize
    School of Education and Social Policy freshman Jonathan Sun won the $500 One Book One Northwestern Essay Award for his piece “Disparate and Equal,” which explores a sobering moment during high school when he began to rethink the meaning of “equality."

  • SESP Hosts Conference on Social Relationships
    Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) is hosting an international two-day conference on the role of social relationships in homes, schools, online communities, organizations, inequality and more as part of its Global Initiative Conference series.

  • The Folly of Achievement Mania
    American society is obsessed with high SAT scores and the bachelor’s degree, Northwestern University professor James Rosenbaum wrote in an op-ed published in the Hechinger Report.

  • Prison Labor: An Economic Boon to Rural Communities
    Prisoners have long been used as cheap or free labor for Southern communities, a tradition that helps explain why some people oppose their release, Northwestern University’s Heather Schoenfeld wrote in In Justice Today.

  • Record Number of Teaching Graduates Find Jobs
    Northwestern University’s Master of Science in Education (MSEd) and undergraduate teacher education programs achieved a 100 percent job placement rate for the 2016-17 school year, according to a School of Education and Social Policy report.

  • Zhang: Treat All Stories with Empathy
    As a teacher-in-training, School of Education and Social Policy junior Michelle Zhang knows how important it is to appropriately respond to vulnerable students, both inside and outside the classroom.

  • Kelly O'Donnell: Exemplifying Journalistic Excellence
    Kelly O’Donnell (BS87), an Emmy Award-winning political reporter, was one of four trailblazing alumni who received a 2017 Northwestern Alumni Medal for exemplifying the ideals of Northwestern through their life, work and service.

  • Huynh Wins Alumnae Graduate Fellowship
    Stacey Huynh (BS17) was recently awarded a 2017-18 Alumnae of Northwestern University Graduate Fellowship to help support her work and graduate studies in higher education administration and policy.

  • Rosenbaum Discusses New Book with Pacific Standard
    Northwestern University sociologist James Rosenbaum, who has studied the college-for-all-movement for decades, is a leading voice in the field in part to his careful analysis of what colleges can do to improve completion rates, and his assertion that pushing all students to get a four-year bachelor’s degree is a recipe for failure, Dwyer Gunn wrote in the Pacific Standard.

  • SESP in the Media: October 2017
    An ongoing, monthly roundup of appearances in the news media by School of Education and Social Policy faculty, researchers, and our community.