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

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Tara Westover: 'Control is Not Education'

Tara Westover felt nothing but fear the year before–and the year after–her memoir Educated was published. But despite the personal fallout, she has no regrets about her decision to tell her story.

(Re) Building Education: What Can Other Countries Tell Us?

Northwestern University’s James Spillane received a $70,700 Spencer Foundation grant to study how other countries are rebuilding their education systems following the COVID-19 pandemic.

SESP Announces 2023 Convocation Speaker

Northwestern University alumna Ekpedeme “Pamay” Bassey, chief learning and diversity officer for the Kraft Heinz Company, will be the featured speaker during the 2023 School of Education and Social Policy Convocation ceremony.

SESP in the Media: May 2023

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

Lester Wins Wildcat Impact Award

Emily Lester, co-president of Campus Kitchen, received the Wildcat Impact award for her work managing the group’s activities through the COVID-19 pandemic.

SESP Ranked Third Best School of Education

Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) was ranked No. 3 in the 2023-24 U.S. News and World Report Best Education Graduate Schools rankings.

Shedding Light on Hidden Histories

Danny M. Cohen (PhD11) received a Provost Grant for Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts to expand his work helping teachers and students explore hidden histories of the Holocaust.

Victor Ray Speaks On Critical Race Theory at SESP Equity Book Club Event

Sociologist and author Victor Ray recently spoke to students, faculty, and staff of Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) during an extensive conversation on his latest book On Critical Race Theory: Why it Matters and Why We Should care.

AERA Comes to Chicago

Education scholars will discuss everything from the wave of legislation banning critical race theory and opportunity landscaping to the QuitTok phenomenon among teachers during the American Educational Research Association’s 2023 annual meeting from April 13 to 16 in Chicago.

Meet SESP's Newest Faculty Member: Sneha Kumar

Sneha Kumar, a social demographer whose research explores health inequalities across the life course in some of the most populous countries in the world–including Indonesia, India, China, and Brazil– has joined Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy as an assistant professor of human development and social policy.