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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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From East Germany to Evanston: Haase Promoted to Associate Professor

Claudia Haase, a developmental psychologist who studies pathways to happy and healthy development across the life span, was promoted to associate professor of human development and social policy in the School of Education and Social Policy beginning Sept. 1, 2020.

O'Rourke Develops Cyberlearning Technology

Northwestern University professors Eleanor O’Rourke and Haoqui Zhang have received a $750,000 National Science Foundation Cyberlearning grant to help beginning computer science students develop better learning strategies and diversify the field.

Alumnus Honored as Top High School Math Teacher in Nation

Alumnus Richard Agin (JD88, MS09) was one of 20 teachers in the nation–and the only one in Illinois–selected for a national education prize from the Mathematical Association of America American Mathematics Competitions (MAA AMC).

SESP Hosts 2020 Alumni Networking Event

Alumni meet with undergraduates in SESP's first virtual networking event.

Learning Sciences PhD Program Expands to 43

After nearly two decades teaching literacy and working for equity in Chicago Public Schools, Leslie Russell wanted new tools for change. She’s now pursuing a doctorate in learning sciences at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy because “schools shouldn’t be places that recreate the inequities that are so common in the rest of society,” she says.

SESP in the Media: October 2020

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

Understanding the Election: A Big Ten Collaboration

Election scholars from across the nation will discuss student voter registration, polling in key states and potential outcomes of the 2020 U.S. Presidential election during a special event open to all Big Ten students and guests.

Six Scholars Join the Human Development and Social Policy Doctoral Program

Community and a “strong sense of mutuality” are what make the human development and social policy doctoral program so special, School of Education and Social Policy Dean David Figlio told incoming students during Wildcat Welcome 2020.

Hunger and College Campuses: Sara Goldrick-Rab Delivers Upcoming Loeschner Lecture

Sara Goldrick-Rab, whose research inspired the documentary film “Hungry to Learn,” will speak on hunger and food insecurity among college students in the next installment of the School of Education and Social Policly's Nancy and Ray Loeschner Leadership Series.

SESP Launches Dual-Degree Master’s Program with The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Applications are being accepted for an innovative dual-degree economics and social policy master’s program offered by Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) and The Chinese University of Hong Kong’s (CUHK) Department of Economics.