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Muñiz Receives Soros Fellowship for Children of Immigrants

SESP doctoral student Julissa Muñiz was one of two Northwestern University students awarded The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, a graduate school fellowship for outstanding immigrants and children of immigrants in the United States.  

Uttal Wins Funding for Touchscreen Research

David Uttal’s research examining whether children can learn from touchscreen apps on tablets and smartphones has received initial funding from Northwestern University’s Institute for Innovations in Developmental Sciences (DevSci).

Improving Policy for Gifted Students

Acceleration is a vastly underutilized strategy that can benefit gifted students, who are often left sitting through material they already know.

Hope in Those Places of Struggle

Natalie Davis’ research examining how school environments inform visions of hope and action for children despite deeply entrenched inequities will be honored by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) during its annual conference in New York City.

SESP Heads to AERA 2018

More than three dozen Northwestern University faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and students from the School of Education and Social Policy are scheduled to participate in the 2018 annual American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting in New York City.

Program Prepares Area Students for College

Gifts to the Northwestern Academy for Chicago Public Schools provide students the tools they need to excel beyond high school.

Spillane Addresses Principals in Hong Kong and Hangzhou

James Spillane, an expert on school leadership and educational policy at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy, conducted a workshop on educational infrastructure design and delivered two keynote speeches for hundreds of principals and administrators during a recent spring trip to Hong Kong and Hangzhou.

Seelig’s Rural Schools Research Wins Two AERA Awards

Jennifer Seelig’s research examining the intricate relationship between schools and their communities in rural Wisconsin will be honored by two American Educational Research Association divisions during its annual conference in New York City.

Apple's Tim Cook: 'Education is Lifelong’

Apple is working with Northwestern University and Chicago Public Schools to help teachers learn how to code and integrate coding into the classroom, Apple CEO Tim Cook said during ‘Revolution,’ a televised Recode and MSNBC event.

Faulkner Honored with Golden Apple Award

Alumna Gwen Faulkner (MS11), a second-grade teacher at McKenzie Elementary School in Wilmette, was surprised with a 2018 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching while reading The Velveteen Rabbit to a rapt group of youngsters and their stuffed animals.