November 2017 News Stories

November 2017 News Stories

  • Tong Jin Helps Others Adapt to American Education
    Northwestern University graduate student Tong Jin left her hometown of Guiyang in China to study chemistry in the United States. But her experiences as an international student in America also led her to further pursue knowledge about higher education.

  • Magnuson: ‘Don’t Cherry-Pick Outcomes’
    Stop worrying so much about whether or not early childhood education programs are working, researcher Katherine Magnuson told School of Education and Social Policy doctoral students during a recent guest lecture and lively discussion in Annenberg Hall.

  • The Secret Behind Teacher Diversity
    A move to increase minority college attendance and completion could be the key to greater minority representation in the teaching force, writes School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) Dean David Figlio in the series “Evidence Speaks.”

  • Study: No Difference in Genetic Influence Between Rich, Poor Families
    Research by David Figlio has cast doubt on a widely-held belief that connects family income with cognitive development, according to a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

  • Nzinga Receives Newcombe Fellowship
    Kalonji Nzinga, a doctoral candidate in learning sciences at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy, has received a 2017 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship to support his work exploring the educational power of hip-hop.

  • Anderson Wins Alumnae Grant
    Lisa Blaskowski Anderson (MS15) received a 2017 Alumnae of Northwestern University Research grant to increase technological literacy among low-income and underrepresented high school students, a joint research project with Feinberg School of Medicine.

  • Social Relationships Take Center Stage
    Those weak ties you’ve formed are more important than you might think, sociologist Mario Small of Harvard University said during Northwestern's Social Relationships Across the Life Span conference. Small was one of more than two dozen speakers during the two-day event.

  • Conference Highlights the Power of Social Relationships
    The social connections we create throughout life can impact everything from self-esteem and learning to inequality and teacher performance, researchers said during Northwestern University’s international “Social Relationships Across the Life Span” conference.

  • CTD’s Eric Calvert Honored with Distinguished Service Award
    Eric Calvert, associate director for the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy, received a Distinguished Service Award from the Ohio Association for Gifted Children (OAGC).