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Yin Secures Grant for Disability Transitions Project

Michelle Yin received a five-year $2.98 million grant from the US Department of Education and the Maine Division of Vocational Rehabilitation to help children with disabilities transition from high school to adult life, independent living, and successful careers.

Ruha Benjamin to Deliver Loeschner Leadership Lecture

Sociologist and author Ruha Benjamin, whose latest book argues that seemingly small efforts can help build a more just and joyful world, is the featured speaker for Northwestern University’s Nancy and Ray Loeschner Leadership Lecture Series and its Distinguished Public Policy Lecture Series on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m.

Brayboy Honored With Prestigious Anthropology Award

School of Education and Social Policy Dean Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy, one of the world’s most influential anthropologists of education, received the 2023 George and Louise Spindler Award for his work shaping the field, K-12 schools, and higher education.

Qu Wins Fourth Early Career Award

Northwestern University professor Yang Qu, a development psychologist who looks at how teenagers’ brains can be shaped by parenting, stereotypes, and cultural experiences, won the 2023 Early Career Award from the Society for the Study of Human Development

Megan Bang Elected to National Academy Board

School of Education and Social Policy faculty member Megan Bang was elected to the National Academy of Education’s Board of Directors. Her four-year term begins Nov. 3, 2023.

We Have a Solution For Learning Loss. Why Aren't We Using It?

Researchers are calling on lawmakers to give schools more time and money to implement and expand intensive tutoring, a strategy that could address the massive learning loss created by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Scholar Athletes Win Kabiller Award

Student athletes Reggie Fleurima and Hailey Weaver were named distinguished Irving Kabiller Memorial Award winners for their leadership qualities and commitment to professional development.

Winchester Continues Aspen Youth Leadership Work

Corey Winchester (BS10, MS20) was named a Graduate Fellow in Residence for the Aspen Young Leaders Fellowship (AYLF) program to continue his work creating learning environments that foster connection, compassion, freedom dreaming, and a sense of belonging.

CTD Awarded U.S. Department of Education Javits Grant

The Center for Talent Development (CTD) at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy was recently awarded a 5-year, $600,000 Jacob K. Javits Grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Alumnus Receives Missy Hughes Teacher Award

Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy alumnus Brennen Bariso (BSED20) received the Missy Hughes Teacher Award from 826CHI for nurturing his students’ love for writing.