Education & Social Service

No small talent


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


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

The diet of worms


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


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.


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