Baxter Symposium Puts Teachers in the Lab

More than 100 middle and high school teachers will conduct experiments in real-world science labs Thursday during the 6th Annual Baxter Symposium Thursday at The Allen Center on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus.

Peterson Reflects on Two Decades as SESP Dean

When School of Education and Social Policy Dean Penelope Peterson came to Northwestern in 1997, she said she knew she wanted to lead an “innovative school” that would reform the field of education.

Plunk Takes a Northwestern Direction

As a standout PhD student in Northwestern’s materials science program, Amelia Plunk always knew science liked her. But after two unfulfilling years working in labs, she was beginning to wonder how much she liked science.

MPES Conference Explores Partnerships

Researchers who truly want to change lives must understand the people involved in their lines of inquiry, including principals, teachers, students, and parents, Northwestern University Professor David Figlio said during the recent Multidisciplinary Program in Education Sciences (MPES) Conference in Annenberg Hall.

Teachx 2017 Features SESP Faculty, Staff

School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) faculty and staff presented their innovative work on blended learning and informal online spaces during TEACHx 2017, Northwestern University’s premier showcase for experiments in teaching and learning.

Sanchez to Work With Youth Who Stutter

After his freshman year at Northwestern, Sanchez spent nine months backpacking alone around the U.S. The journey challenged Sanchez to talk to strangers—taking him out of his comfort zone—and stirred up something larger: a desire to live more openly with his stutter.

SESP in the Media: May 2017

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

Cilento Heads to Laos as Luce Scholar

Shortly after graduating in June, Christina Cilento will travel to Vientiane, Laos, for 13 months to study the impact of climate change on South Asia as a 2017-18 Luce Scholar. The former president of Associated Student Government, Cilento helped create an environmental magazine, took on a key communications role in Northwestern’s Office of Sustainability (sustainNU) and reported on the Paris climate conference in December 2015.

Four Seniors to Join Teach For America

School of Education and Social Policy seniors Juliana Bond, Stephanie Fox, Caroline Gold, and Kaitlin Shedd are among sixteen members of Northwestern University’s class of 2017 who will join Teach for America after graduation, bringing high-quality education to students most in need around the country.

SESP Seniors Win Fulbright Teaching Fellowships

School of Education and Social Policy seniors Arielle Ticho and Tamar Eisen have received prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistant fellowships for the 2017-18 academic year.