Inquiry Magazine

Inquiry alumni magazine explores the latest news and knowledge from the School of Education and Social Policy. Spring and fall issues focus on an important current theme.

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SESP Alumna Named Finalist for Golden Apple Award

Gwen Faulkner (MS11), a second-grade teacher at McKenzie Elementary School in Wilmette, is one of 30 finalists for the 2018 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching award.

Six Things We Learned From Alumnus Chris Powell

Chris Powell (BS90) has spent much of his career figuring out the best ways to balance the needs of people with those of an organization.

Uttal Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

Northwestern University professor David Uttal and his collaborators have received a four-year, $2 million National Science Foundation grant to implement and study new ways to teach vocational education to Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students.

Rapp Co-Edits Handbook for Discourse Scholars, Students

A newly updated academic handbook helps researchers explore new ways to think about and study reading, listening, talking, and writing during a time of rapid change in modes of communication.

Vossoughi, Pinkard Win Diversity Grants

School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) learning scientists Shirin Vossoughi and Nichole Pinkard have received 2017-18 Daniel I. Linzer Grants for Innovation in Diversity and Equity from the Northwestern University Office of the Provost

Fuse Grant Recipient Launches Program in Peoria

Failure is an opportunity in Greg Gilson’s first-hour class, the FUSE studio at Manual Academy, said Pam Adams in the Peoria Journal Star. “There are no assignments, no classroom lectures, no traditional grades.”

MSLOC Alumna Cited as Top Mentor

School of Education and Social Policy alumna Renetta McCann (MS12), the chief talent officer at Leo Burnett, is “a C-level executive and a legend in advertising, and will mentor anyone who musters up the courage to ask,” Lisa Bertagnoli wrote in a Crain’s special report, “Which Chicagoans are best at mentoring women?”

How to Help Anxious Students Cope With Stress

Talking with students about their goals for a successful future can help manage challenges and stress, according to a Northwestern University-led study published in the journal Motivation and Emotion.

Reiser Receives $2.5 Million McDonnell Foundation Grant

Brian Reiser, professor of learning sciences, has received a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the James S. McDonnell Foundation to study how to best support science teachers as they integrate new practices into the classroom.

FUSE Challenges Evanston Sixth Graders

Sixth graders in Evanston/Skokie School District 65 are participating in Northwestern University’s FUSE program, a buffet of nearly 30 hands-on, computer-based challenges in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM).