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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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Off You Go: A Routine for Culturally Responsive Math

A visually rich mathematical routine for teachers leverages a child’s background and helps students build bridges between school math and culture, according to an article co-authored by assistant professor Jen Munson.

SESP Equity Book Club: A Conversation with Victor Ray

Sociologist and author Victor Ray will discuss his latest book On Critical Race Theory: Why It Matters & Why You Should Care during the first SESP Equity Book Club Series lecture of the 2022-23 academic year.

Mesmin Destin: Messages That Can Change a Child’s Life  

Whether the timing is intentional or serendipitous, hearing certain messages at critical moments can offer hope and keep people inspired to work towards their goals, Northwestern University’s Mesmin Destin said during a TEDxChicago talk at the Harris Theater.

SESP in the Media: January 2023

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

Northwestern Confers Dual Master’s Degrees  

The world’s first cohort of students to earn a dual master’s degree in applied economics and social and economic policy received their diplomas on Dec. 9, 2022, at Northwestern University’s McCormick Auditorium during a ceremony that highlighted the importance of cross-cultural understanding.

Exec Ed Coaching Certificate Earns Distinction

Northwestern University’s leadership coaching certificate for experienced professionals has been recognized by the non-profit Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE).

Spillane Starts Global Fellowship  

Seven junior scholars from around the world will be attending the International Congress For School Effectiveness and Improvement Congress 2023 in Chile thanks in part to a new fellowship program made possible by Northwestern University professor James Spillane.

Dan Lewis: “Where Do We Go From Here?”

Shadd Maruna’s introduction to graduate school was Dan A. Lewis’s “terrifying and electrifying” proseminar class, where students were expected to read a book a week. There was no lecture, no spoon feeding. Lewis demanded participation.

Researchers Develop Novel Way to Assess DEI Programs  

A systematic planning tool called “change mapping” can help analyze whether complex diversity, equity, and inclusion programs or initiatives are working, according to new research by Northwestern University alumna Jue Wu (PhD21).

What if Parents Designed Education Systems?

A new report co-authored by Northwestern University professor James Spillane explores the benefits of building education systems that develop the “whole” child and use the same rigor and comprehensive care that a parent might invest in their own offspring.