Two SESP Faculty Projects Earn Provost's Digital Learning Fellowship

Two innovative online projects by School of Education and Social Policy faculty members will receive funding for the 2017-18 school year through the Provost’s Digital Learning Fellowship program at Northwestern University.

Figlio, Spillane, Jackson, Lee Among Most Influential Scholars

Four Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) faculty members are listed in Education Week’s 2018 “Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings,” which recognize 200 of the most influential academics in education policy.

Bearing the Cross: Pioneering Broadcaster Pens Memoir

In his new memoir, Bearing the Cross, My Inspiring Journey from Poverty to the NFL and Sport Television,” Irv Cross (BS61) details his remarkable rise from hardscrabble beginnings in Hammond, Indiana to Northwestern University, the National Football League, and a pioneering career in sports broadcasting, where he became the first African American to work as a full-time sports analyst on television.

SESP, Science in Society Train Teachers

SESP's Brian Reiser and Science in Society's Jennifer Lewin are working with Evanston/Skokie School District 65 teachers bring the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the National Research Council’s (NRC) Framework for K–12 Education into their classrooms.

The Schoolhouse Network: Location Matters

When a teacher has a problem, she might go to a mentor or an instructional coach—but often, she goes to whoever is closest at hand, Sarah D. Sparks wrote in Education Week.

Redshirting Essay Most-Read of the Year

Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach’s article “Is Your Child Ready For Kindergarten? Redshirting may do more harm than good,” was the most popular story of 2017 in Education Next, a journal of opinion and research.

SESP in the Media: January 2018

An ongoing, monthly roundup of appearances in the news media by School of Education and Social Policy faculty, researchers, and our community.

Sexting Research Featured in New York Times, CBS News

Schools and parents commonly tell teenagers not to send sexualized selfies. “But why don’t we tell adolescents to stop asking for nude photos from one another?” psychologist Lisa Damour asked in the New York Times.

A Vision for the Future of Education Research

What does it mean to conduct education research in today’s unique political and social environment, in which the United States faces rising inequality? Na’ilah Suad Nasir, president of the Spencer Foundation, addressed her vision for the future of education research in a special lecture hosted by Northwestern University’s Institute for Policy Research (IPR) and School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) on November 14.