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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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Coburn Receives Honorary Doctorate

SESP's Cynthia Coburn received an honorary doctorate from Universite Catholique de Louvain (CU Louvain) for her research uncovering the complicated factors and relationships that affect how educational policy is implemented in urban school systems.

Kirabo Jackson: Invest in Education Early and Often

Educational investments are most cost-effective when they start early and are sustained throughout childhood, Northwestern University’s Kirabo Jackson said during the Education Policy Institute’s (EPI) Annual Lecture in London’s City Hall.

Spillane, Coburn Headline International School Leadership Symposium

Northwestern University professors Cynthia Coburn and James Spillane delivered keynote speeches during the International Symposium on Perspectives on/in School Leadership at the Danish School of Education in Copenhagen, Denmark. 

Researchers Begin Developing Computer Science Ecosystem  

Chicago has a rich community of informal computer science educators, but the providers often work in isolation and the programs lack cohesion, according to the first study to comprehensively map the city’s computer science landscape.

Most Popular SESP Stories of 2019

News of our stellar new faculty members, undergraduates with a penchant for research, innovative community and corporate partnerships were among the most-read stories in 2019. 

SESP Honors Faculty with Named Professorships

Five outstanding School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) faculty members were recently honored during Investiture ceremonies that highlighted Northwestern University’s commitment to hiring and retaining outstanding researchers and instructors. 

'Cats Lead B1G with School-Record 127 Fall Academic Honorees

Twenty-one School of Education and Social Policy scholar-athletes received Academic All-Big Ten honors for the fall season.

Study: Fatal School Shootings Increase Antidepressant Use Among Youths

The rate of antidepressant use among youths under age 20 rose by 21 percent on average in the local communities where fatal school shootings occurred, according to a new study by Northwestern, Stanford, and Yale University researchers. 

Undergrads, Elders Mix at 10th Annual Intergenerational Exchange

Northwestern University undergraduates and adults living in an Evanston retirement and senior living community traded stories, laughs, and advice during the 10th annual intergenerational exchange field trip.

Video Enhances ‘The 5 Practices’ for Math Teachers

A new companion book to the modern classic, 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions, illustrates the steps in action using vignettes and videos from real middle school classrooms.