Research

Research

WHY WE OFTEN RELY ON INACCURATE INFORMATION WHY WE OFTEN RELY ON INACCURATE INFORMATION

WHY WE OFTEN RELY ON INACCURATE INFORMATION

SMALL SCHOOL BIG RESEARCH

Even when people know better, they often rely on inaccurate or misleading information to make future decisions. David Rapp’s research looks into why we are so easily influenced by false statements and what we can do to avoid relying on incorrect information.

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Kirabo Jackson: Invest in Education Early and Often

Kirabo Jackson: Invest in Education Early and Often

Educational investments are most cost-effective when they start early and are sustained throughout childhood, Northwestern University’s Kirabo Jackson said during the Education Policy Institute’s (EPI) Annual Lecture in London’s City Hall.

Spillane, Coburn Headline International School Leadership Symposium

Spillane, Coburn Headline International School Leadership Symposium

Northwestern University professors Cynthia Coburn and James Spillane delivered keynote speeches during the International Symposium on Perspectives on/in School Leadership at the Danish School of Education in Copenhagen, Denmark. 

SESP in the Media: December 2019

SESP in the Media: December 2019

An ongoing, monthly roundup of appearances in the news media by School of Education and Social Policy faculty, researchers, and our community.

College Counseling: Can High Schools Do It Well?

College Counseling: Can High Schools Do It Well?

High school guidance counselors can significantly influence whether young people pursue higher education. But counseling offices are often understaffed and juggling large caseloads and competing demands, according to Northwestern University researchers.

A Peek Inside the Principal’s Office: 'It’s a Pressure Cooker'

A Peek Inside the Principal’s Office: 'It’s a Pressure Cooker'

School principals often have too much to do and not enough time to do it. They share leadership duties but have ultimate responsibility for the school and everyone inside of it. And they have to meet the demands of everyone -- from parents and school board members to teachers and students.

Pinkard Receives Grant to Reduce Computer Science Deserts

Pinkard Receives Grant to Reduce Computer Science Deserts

Northwestern University professor Nichole Pinkard received a CME Group Foundation grant to expand her work increasing access to computer science for K-12 students who live in underserved areas of Chicago.