March 2018 News Stories

March 2018 News Stories

  • Seelig’s Rural Schools Research Wins Two AERA Awards
    Jennifer Seelig’s research examining the intricate relationship between schools and their communities in rural Wisconsin will be honored by two American Educational Research Association divisions during its annual conference in New York City.

  • Apple's Tim Cook: 'Education is Lifelong’
    Apple is working with Northwestern University and Chicago Public Schools to help teachers learn how to code and integrate coding into the classroom, Apple CEO Tim Cook said during ‘Revolution,’ a televised Recode and MSNBC event.

  • Faulkner Honored with Golden Apple Award
    Alumna Gwen Faulkner (MS11), a second-grade teacher at McKenzie Elementary School in Wilmette, was surprised with a 2018 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching while reading The Velveteen Rabbit to a rapt group of youngsters and their stuffed animals.

  • U.S. Children Now Draw Female Scientists More Than Ever
    When drawing scientists, U.S. children now depict female scientists more often than ever, according to new Northwestern University research, which analyzed five decades of “Draw-A-Scientist” studies conducted since the 1960s.

  • NU-ETHS Partnerships Benefit Both Sides
    More than 100 collaborations have been formed between Northwestern University and Evanston Township High School in the six years since a formal partnership was established, according to a report presented at the District 202 School Board meeting, Kelley Elwood wrote in the Evanston RoundTable.

  • Israeli Economist to Discuss Challenges in Higher Ed
    Manuel Trajtenberg, one of Israel’s leading economists and a Northwestern University Visiting Scholar, will discuss academia’s role in promoting innovation and related issues during a joint event between the School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) and the Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies.

  • Ispa-Landa Recognized For Gender Equity Work
    School of Education and Social Policy sociologist Simone Ispa-Landa was honored for her commitment to gender equity and inclusion in social science research by the Northwestern University Women’s Center during its 30th Anniversary Awards Dinner and Celebration.

  • Do Disaster-Fleeing Refugees Burden U.S. Schools?
    The influx of Haitian refugees in Florida following a devastating 2010 earthquake didn’t hurt the academic performance of incumbent students, School of Education and Social Policy Dean David Figlio wrote in Brookings.

  • Northwestern Teams Up with Apple, Chicago Public Schools on Teacher Learning
    Northwestern University, Apple, and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) have joined forces to provide professional learning opportunities in coding to Chicago teachers.

  • How to Help School Leaders Make Better Decisions
    School district leaders want to use the best information available to make good decisions, but they are often dealing with complex issues and conflicting priorities in unstable settings, School of Education and Social Policy researcher Cynthia Coburn said during her keynote speech at the annual conference of the New Zealand Association for Research in Education.  

  • Alumna to Clerk for Chief Justice of the United States
    Julie Karaba Siegal (BS10, JD14) will begin clerking for Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., on the United States Supreme Court in July of 2018, fulfilling a longtime dream that first took root in Cindy Conlon’s Annenberg Hall classroom.

  • Haase Wins Young Investigator Grant
    Northwestern University’s Claudia Haase received a 2017 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation to study how emotional interactions between high-risk youth and their loved ones predict caregiver health.

  • Teaming Up to Combat Isolation
    Kourtney Cockrell (MS17) and SESP Professor Mesmin Destin have become allies on a mission to uplift and empower all students. 

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