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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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New Research: Illinois Fared Well Amid COVID-19 Chaos

Illinois is a national model for how to equitably allocate resources during trying times, according to a new report by Northwestern University researchers assessing the response to COVID-19 for child care programs in Illinois.

Carol Lee Honored for Transformative Teaching, Research

Northwestern University’s Carol Lee, President Elect of the National Academy of Education, has received the 2021 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) James R. Squire Award for her “transforming influence” and lasting contributions to education.

SESP Launches New Research-Practice Partnership with $5.8-Million Grant

Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) received a $5.8-million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support an innovative partnership that links University researchers and Curriculum Associates, a leading provider of digital assessment and instructional materials, with several school districts.

Learning from Classroom Video: How Can it Help Teachers?

Northwestern University professors Jen Richards and Miriam Sherin are co-principal investigators on a $700,000 collaborative National Science Foundation Grant that explores how teachers learn from watching video clips of their classroom.

Alumna Receives Shinae Chun Prize to Pursue Master’s in Higher Ed

Northwestern University alumna Rocio Mendez-Rozo was awarded the $20,000 Shinae Chun Scholarship to begin her studies in the School of Education and Social Policy’s Master of Science in Higher Education Administration and Policy Program.

SESP in the Media: August 2021

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

The Process is Messy. And That's OK.

Jada Levi’s senior honors math class at Evanston Township High School (ETHS) was one of the most unusual courses she had ever taken. And not just because the assignments seemed unrelated to algebra, AP calculus or statistics.

Two Faculty Members Honored for Education Research

Professors Carol D. Lee and Megan Bang were honored by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) for their cutting-edge education research, scholarship, and service to the field.

Bang Receives NSF Grant to Support Indigenous Science Education

Northwestern University’s Megan Bang has received a five-year, $3 million collaborative grant from the National Science Foundation to create a model of Indigenous science education that is focused on 21st century challenges around socio-environmental issues, like climate change, adaptation, and sustainable decision-making.

Trautvetter to Help Probe the Universe’s Deepest Mysteries

Professor Lois Trautvetter is part of a new cross-disciplinary fellowship program that brings together astrophysicists and social scientists to tackle data from a massive sky survey, according to Northwestern News.