January 2018 News Stories

January 2018 News Stories

  • Governor’s Chief Economist Delivers Loeschner Lecture
    Data can help tackle a host of intractable problems, ranging from healthcare and crime to unemployment, economist Mischa Fischer said during the Ray and Nancy Loeschner Leadership series lecture at Northwestern University.

  • Whitehouse Wins Around-the-World Research Grant
    Music started Northwestern University junior Hannah Whitehouse on a path that will take her across the globe to England, Kenya, India, the Philippines and New Zealand on a research mission this summer.

  • SESP Undergraduates Win Research Grants
    Ten School of Education and Social Policy students received grants from the Northwestern University Office of Undergraduate Research to launch or expand their own research projects, partner with faculty, or help pay for conference travel expenses.

  • Teatro Collective Blends 'Reflection, Art and Leadership'
    The Teatro Collective, a group of Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social (SESP) policy graduate students, recently performed for -- and with -- Chicago–area educators who work with teens at the Chicago Public Library's Teen Services Conference.

  • Two SESP Faculty Projects Earn Provost's Digital Learning Fellowship
    Two innovative online projects by School of Education and Social Policy faculty members will receive funding for the 2017-18 school year through the Provost’s Digital Learning Fellowship program at Northwestern University.

  • Figlio, Spillane, Jackson, Lee Among Most Influential Scholars
    Four Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) faculty members are listed in Education Week’s 2018 “Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings,” which recognize 200 of the most influential academics in education policy.

  • Bearing the Cross: Pioneering Broadcaster Pens Memoir
    In his new memoir, Bearing the Cross, My Inspiring Journey from Poverty to the NFL and Sport Television,” Irv Cross (BS61) details his remarkable rise from hardscrabble beginnings in Hammond, Indiana to Northwestern University, the National Football League, and a pioneering career in sports broadcasting, where he became the first African American to work as a full-time sports analyst on television.

  • SESP, Science in Society Train Teachers
    SESP's Brian Reiser and Science in Society's Jennifer Lewin are working with Evanston/Skokie School District 65 teachers bring the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the National Research Council’s (NRC) Framework for K–12 Education into their classrooms.

  • The Schoolhouse Network: Location Matters
    When a teacher has a problem, she might go to a mentor or an instructional coach—but often, she goes to whoever is closest at hand, Sarah D. Sparks wrote in Education Week.

  • Redshirting Essay Most-Read of the Year
    Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach’s article “Is Your Child Ready For Kindergarten? Redshirting may do more harm than good,” was the most popular story of 2017 in Education Next, a journal of opinion and research.

  • In Memoriam: Cynthia (CC) DuBois, 1985-2018
    Cynthia (CC) DuBois (PhD ’17), an emerging, award-winning scholar in Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy (SESP), died as a result of brain cancer on Jan. 2 in Chicago. She was 32.

  • Sexting Research Featured in New York Times, CBS News
    Schools and parents commonly tell teenagers not to send sexualized selfies. “But why don’t we tell adolescents to stop asking for nude photos from one another?” psychologist Lisa Damour asked in the New York Times.

  • SESP in the Media: January 2018
    An ongoing, monthly roundup of appearances in the news media by School of Education and Social Policy faculty, researchers, and our community.