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SESP 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 Leads During a Time of Crisis

Three School of Education and Social Policy faculty members discussed the innovative ways they’ve adapted their work to address the multiple crises facing society during a recent webinar organized by Northwestern’s office of Alumni Relations and Development.

'Provocative’ Book Calls for Feminist Schools

How Girls Achieve by Northwestern University’s Sally Nuamah “provides an original lens on gendered educational inequalities and ways of dismantling them,” Rachel Marcus wrote in the journal Gender & Development. 

Holding Space: 'Our relationships are powerful teachers'

The isolation of shelter in place offers relationship challenges and opportunities, says Alexandra Solomon, who teaches SESP's Marriage 101 class.

A Chance to Reimagine America's Schools

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised urgent questions not only about access to schooling, but also about education’s deeper purposes, challenges and possibilities, School of Education and Social Policy faculty members Sally Nuamah and Shirin Vossoughi said during a recent Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs webinar.

Graduate Students Honored with Awards, Fellowships

Northwestern University alumna Sarah Crawford (MS20), who introduced mindfulness into her eighth-grade Chicago Public Schools’ classroom, received the graduate Alumni Leadership Award for her efforts prioritizing the social and emotional needs of children.

I’m a Doctor! New PhDs Receive Their Charge

School of Education and Social Policy doctoral graduates should continue their dogged pursuit of knowledge with honesty and rigor, faculty member Mike Horn said during a virtual hooding ceremony for newly minted PhDs.

SESP Convocation 2020: A Time to Repair and Reimagine

There’s no going back to the world we once knew – and therein lies “enormous opportunity to make the world a better place,” SESP convocation speaker Sybil Madison told the Class of 2020 during the first virtual convocation celebration in Northwestern University history.

SESP Seniors Receive Fulbright Awards, Ryan Prize and More

School of Education and Social Policy seniors were recognized by the Northwestern University Division of Student Affairs with a wide range of fellowships and awards, including a School-record seven Fulbright finalist designations.  

Honors Program: ‘One of the Most Rewarding Experiences of My Undergraduate Career’

Thirteen honors students were recognized for rigorous and thoughtful scholarship by Dean David Figlio and faculty members during the first online ceremony and poster presentation session in School history.

SESP in the Media: June 2020

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