Education & Social Service

No small talent

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In the 1960s the Small School Talent Search sought promising young scholars in rural areas. Fifty years later, one of those students gives his perspective on the program and its legacy.

Little scientists

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Think of children as pint-sized psychologists, says parenting expert Erica Reischer, AM’96, PhD’00.

The diet of worms

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Gabby Wimer, Elizabeth Frank, and Joyce Lu, all AB’16, are building MealFlour, a social enterprise centered on mealworms, from the ground up.

Lessons from Sesame Street

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

Learning by doing

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

Her LEVEL best

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

The hidden agenda

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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

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

Promising statistics

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

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