December 2017 News Stories

December 2017 News Stories

  • A Vision for the Future of Education Research
    What does it mean to conduct education research in today’s unique political and social environment, in which the United States faces rising inequality? Na’ilah Suad Nasir, president of the Spencer Foundation, addressed her vision for the future of education research in a special lecture hosted by Northwestern University’s Institute for Policy Research (IPR) and School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) on November 14.

  • Jackson Cited in Washington Post
    Kirabo Jackson comments on the benefits of declining high school dropout rates in the Washington Post’s end-of-year recap of the 2017 education landscape.

  • A ‘Rooney Rule’ for Teachers?
    To help diversify the teaching profession, school districts should pay more attention to the demand side of the teacher workforce equation by changing hiring practices, Northwestern University researchers argue in a new working paper.

  • Student Startup Acquired by Reigning Champs
    In the first acquisition of a company incubated at The Garage at Northwestern University, Zcruit, a sports analytics company has been purchased by Reigning Champs, a California-based digital network for student-athletes, parents, coaches, and colleges.

  • Pinkard Featured During Computer Science Week
    Northwestern University’s Nichole Pinkard (PhD98), one of the first learning scientists in the nation, was highlighted in a National Science Foundation (NSF) computer science campaign for empowering middle school girls in the STEM fields.

  • Teen Girls ‘Bombarded and Confused’ By Sexting Requests

  • Northwestern, Evanston Schools Launch
    Evanston students will be pursuing computer coding challenges throughout December as part of the new Code65 program, a month-long computer science initiative that builds on the national “Hour of Code” movement.

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