Education & Social Service

Lessons from Sesame Street


While high-quality educational programming can complement more comprehensive early childhood development interventions, it shouldn’t be a substitute.

Learning by doing


UChicago Careers in Education Professions gets College students out of the classroom and into … the classroom.

Her LEVEL best


Alexa Martin, AB’04, raises money to combat the Internet access disparity in the city of Chicago.

The hidden agenda


An excerpt from The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy, by arrangement with the University of Chicago Press. ©1987, the University of Chicago Press. All rights reserved.

A challenge to left and right


Sociologist William Julius Wilson sets forth to help the truly disadvantaged.

Promising statistics


A program to reduce the financial and psychological obstacles to the college application process makes an impact in its first year.

American studies


Leon and Amy Kass develop an online curriculum that inspires insight into the national soul.

Dinner-table conversations


Anne Ford, AM’99, talks to people who are hungry for more than food.

Professor of freedom


Earl Shorris, EX’54, established a free humanities course to help impoverished adults escape the “surround of force” that restricts their lives.


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