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Wilensky Named Lorraine Morton Professor

Northwestern University’s Uri Wilensky, a pioneer in the areas of learning technologies and computational modeling, has been named the Lorraine Morton Professor of Learning Sciences and Computer Science, David Figlio, Dean of the School of Education and Social Policy (SESP), announced.

Bang, Vossoughi Win Alumnae Award

Megan Bang and Shirin Vossoughi have been named the 2019 recipients of The Alumnae of Northwestern University’s Award for Curriculum Development.

How to Get Teachers to Embrace Reforms

A study of teachers co-authored by James Spillane offers lessons on how to get employees on board with reforms.

2018 End-of-Year Research Highlights

In 2018, members of the School of Education and Social Policy research community took home the world’s largest prize in education research, raised more than $6 million in community research partnerships, and paved the way for life-changing discoveries by studying individuals, massive organizations, and everything in between.

The Most-Read Stories of 2018

News of our stellar new faculty members, community and corporate partnerships and path-breaking research stories captured readers’ attention in 2018.  

Who Benefits From Looking at the Bright Side?

Searching for a silver lining during a stressful situation can help decrease anxiety, particularly for those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, new Northwestern University research suggests.

Why You Can’t 'Just Ignore' Fake News

Even if you know the information you’re getting is false, fictitious, or misleading, simply being exposed to it can have clear consequences, according to a review of recent studies by Northwestern University researchers.

Top Scholars Celebrate Yidan Prize Winner Larry Hedges in Hong Kong

Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro and a delegation of top scholars is in Hong Kong this week to celebrate Professor Larry Hedges, chairman of the department of statistics and professor of education at Northwestern and a recipient this year's Yidan Prize for Education Research.

Hang In There. As Couples Age, Humor Replaces Bickering

Honeymoon long over? Hang in there. A new UC Berkeley study, co-authored by Northwestern University's Claudia Haase, shows those prickly disagreements that can mark the early and middle years of marriage mellow with age as conflicts give way to humor and acceptance.

Education Lab Receives $15 Million Donation from AbbVie

AbbVie, a global biopharmaceutical company headquartered in North Chicago, Illinois, announced a $55 million donation to three nonprofits working to address the achievement gap for children in high-poverty areas, including Chicago. Northwestern University economist Jonathan Guryan co-directs the University of Chicago’s Education Lab, which will receive $15 million.