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The Toxic Node

Katherine R. Cooper (DePaul University), H. Brinton Milward (University of Arizona) & Michelle Shumate (Northwestern University)
July 29, 2021

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Schwartz quoted in EdSurge article on challenges of student mobility

"It’s not like kids are moving from Boston to Chicago to LA and then back again,” says Amy Ellen Schwartz, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs. "Kids for whom housing instability is a problem, many of them are moving around in the same urban area."
June 23, 2021

Yingyi Ma Weighs in on Lack of AAPI History Taught in Schools in South China Morning Post

Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology and director of Asian and Asian-American Studies, says it’s "actually very common" for students to complete their primary and secondary education with little, if any, attention paid to AAPI-related topics. 
May 17, 2021

Ma featured in Chronicle of Higher Education piece on international students, racism in US

 "The very fact that six out of eight victims are Asian women definitely makes the violence racialized and gendered," says Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology. "And given that 70 percent of all international students in the United States are from Asia, I think that would definitely make them very, very afraid."
April 2, 2021

Schwartz talks to Research Minutes about impact of special education

Amy Ellen Schwartz, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs, recently co-authored a study on the impact of special education on students with learning disabilities. On this episode of Research Minutes, "Does Special Education Improve Student Outcomes," she discusses her team's findings.
February 26, 2021

Hammond provides planning tips for grad students in Inside Higher Ed

Timur Hammond, assistant professor of geography and the environment, outlines some small changes graduate students can make in how they relate to their work that might create a little more space for joy, happiness and mental health. 
February 18, 2021

Schwartz discusses her recent special education study with Hechinger Report

"They’re closing the gap with their general education peers by about a sixth," says Professor Amy Ellen Schwartz, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs and lead author of the recently published study, "The Effects of Special Education on the Academic Performance of Students with Learning Disabilities." 
February 3, 2021

Schwartz study on special education, academic performance published

Amy Ellen Schwartz, Bryant Gregory Hopkins & Leanna Stiefel
January 22, 2021

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Schwartz discusses challenges of post-COVID school mobility in The 74

"The literature says, 'These [mobile] kids do worse,'" says Amy Ellen Schwartz, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs. "But really, on the whole, we’re unable to fully disentangle the effects of moving from the underlying factors that led to it. And from a policy point of view, I’m not sure it matters: You show me a kid who’s moved three times in the last eight months, I’ll show you a kid who needs special attention."

December 16, 2020

New threats, familiar challenges: Maxwell responds to COVID-19

“The COVID pandemic is a great example of a current event that is changing every aspect of society—from how families are organized to how we deliver education and the structure of work,” says Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs Colleen Heflin.

October 30, 2020

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