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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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What’s a High Voltage Idea? Economist John List Explains.

University of Chicago economist and author John List will explain why some great ideas make it big while others fall flat during the 2022 Nancy and Ray Loeschner Leadership Lecture on Feb. 22.

SESP in the Media: January 2022

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

Training Future K-5 Teachers in STEM

Professor Megan Bang and alumna Carrie Tzou (PhD08) received a $1.8 million National Science Foundation grant to better prepare aspiring elementary school teachers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Learn How to Teach Social and Emotional Learning Skills

Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy is launching a six-week certificate course to help teachers incorporate important social and emotional learning skills into the classroom.

Six Scholars Named as Nation’s Most Influential

For the third straight year, six Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy faculty members were named to Education Week’s annual list of 200 influential academics in education policy. The scholars are among the top in their fields and were selected for moving academic research findings into the national conversation.

Dean David Figlio Named University of Rochester Provost

The University of Rochester today named David Figlio as its next provost, effective July 1, 2022.

Making an Impact: Faculty Research Named Year's Best

Two papers coauthored by researchers at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) were named to the Edutopia’s “10 Most Significant Education Studies of 2021.”

The Dangers of 'Balanced' Climate Change Reporting

Journalists often strive to present at least two sides to an issue. But the tendency to appear balanced can backfire when it lends credibility to an idea that most experts consider unmerited, according to new Northwestern University research assessing climate change coverage.

Claudia Goldin to Speak on Gender Equality at Home, Work

Renowned economist and historian Claudia Goldin will discuss her new book Career and Family: Women’s Century-Long Journey toward Equity with Dean David Figlio in the next virtual Family Action Network event at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14.

Vossoughi Promoted to Associate Professor

Northwestern University’s Shirin Vossoughi, a learning scientist best known for her work studying culture, equity, social relations, and learning in a range of educational environments, has been promoted to associate professor of learning sciences at the School of Education and Social Policy.