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SESP Magazine features the latest news from Northwestern's School of Education and Social Policy. 

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Honoring 'the Mother' of the Disability Rights Movement

Northwestern University's Jen Cowhy, a doctoral student in the Human Development and Social Policy program at the School of Education and Social Policy, helped coauthor a joint statement recognizing the work and legacy of Judy Heumann for the American Educational Research Association.

Student Leaders Join Global Initiative

Undergraduates Aimee Resnick and Lauren Black were among ten Northwestern University students named to the 2023 Clinton Global Initiative University cohort of young leaders working to address global challenges.

Doctoral Student Wins DevSci Fellowship

Matías Martinez, a doctoral student in the Human Development and Social Policy program, received the DevSci Graduate Student Fellowship to further his research looking at how schools can prevent bullying and helping kids cope with peer victimization.

Honey, Beads, and Peace for the Yaaku

Northwestern University’s Edwin Pokisa, a member of the Yaaku tribe in Kenya, received a $10,000 Projects for Peace grant to implement a honey-harvesting and bead making project in his hometown of Doldol in Laikipia County.

Longtime CTD Director Announces Retirement

Paula Olszewski-Kubilius, one of the world’s leading figures in the field of talent development and gifted education, is retiring after nearly four decades at Northwestern University.

In Memoriam: Roger Schank (March 12, 1946 – Jan. 29, 2023)

Roger Schank, an outspoken theorist and researcher in artificial intelligence and cognitive science, founded the interdisciplinary Institute for the Learning Sciences (ILS) at Northwestern University in 1989. His vision gave birth to an entirely new interdisciplinary field of academic research: Learning Sciences.

How has COVID Affected Children and Teens?

Three years after COVID was labeled a worldwide pandemic, experts are still assessing the impact on kids and debating whether closing schools was a good idea.

SESP in the Media: March 2023

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

Northwestern Launches New Era of MAPSCorps

The School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) is launching a new iteration of MAPSCorps, a national model for training and employing high school and college students to work in STEM as community data scientists.

Tennis Great Inducted into Hall of Fame

Georgia Rose Munns (BS09), the centerpiece of an era of incredible success for Northwestern women’s tennis during her career, was one of eight Wildcats inducted into the 2022 Northwestern University Athletics Hall of Fame.