June 2017 News Stories

June 2017 News Stories

  • Guryan Helps Governments Tackle Policy Challenges
    An initiative designed to help state and local governments create and research the effectiveness of potential solutions to homelessness and other important policy challenges has expanded to three city and county governments

  • Meet Alumna April Bowman: Entrepreneur, Minister
    April Bowman (MS12), the first in her family to graduate from college, landed her dream job when she was hired as the first director of Alumni Programs at Uplift Education, the largest charter school network in North Texas.

  • Schanzenbach Testifies on Student Privacy in Education Research
    Researchers should help make parents and the public more aware of the security precautions already used to protect student privacy, Northwestern University professor Diane Schanzenbach told a House education committee, Sarah D. Sparks wrote in Education Week.

  • How Do Premies Perform in School?
    Parents of prematurely born babies often fear their children may go on to struggle in school, but findings from a new large-scale study from the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University and Northwestern Medicine should reassure parents.

  • Children Play Key Role in Making Early Education Successful
    The way children engage with their teachers, peers, and tasks is vital to the success of early-childhood education but greatly underestimated, according to new Northwestern University research.

  • Dancing Queen: Dionne Champion
    Champion, a doctoral candidate in learning sciences in the School of Education and Social Policy, is exploring the use of movement as a communication tool and how that reshapes cognition. She was profiled in the recent Northwestern Magazine.

  • Northwestern Academy Grads Heading to College
    Three years after they were chosen from non-selective enrollment high schools as Northwestern Academy for Chicago Public Schools’ inaugural cohort, 48 CPS students are headed to 23 prestigious institutions, ranging from Northwestern University to Brown University and Colorado College.

  • Billie Jean King Surprises Graduating Senior
    On the night before her graduation from Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy, Brooke Rischbieth received the best gift ever: A visit from Billie Jean King.

  • Forging New Paths: Alexandra Sims
    Every year, Alexandra Sims (BS10) and her family travel to the Buckingham, Va., plantation where, several generations ago, her relatives toiled as slaves.

  • SESP in the Media: June 2017
    An ongoing, monthly roundup of appearances in the news media by School of Education and Social Policy faculty, researchers, and our community.

  • SESP Students Present to Illinois Governor’s Office
    As part of an innovative new class, School of Education and Social Policy undergraduates wrestled with some of Illinois’ most pressing early childhood education issues before formally presenting their recommendations to policy makers at the Illinois Governor’s office in Chicago.

  • Kang, Luu Advocate for Equity and Social Justice
    What does Dr. Seuss, the popular children’s author, have to do with racism against and oppression of today’s Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) student population in higher education?

  • All in the SESP Family
    Education is a family affair for the Meyerhoffs — with dad and daughter both enrolled in degree programs in School of Education and Social Policy.

  • Senior Honors Students Showcase Research
    Eleven School of Education and Social Policy seniors in the honors program were recognized by the faculty and later presented posters of their research projects at Annenberg Hall.All are students of Dean Penelope Peterson and teaching assistant Sarah White, a Learning Sciences PhD student. Assistant Dean Susan Olson coordinated the event.

  • 2017 SESP Convocation Speakers: 'We Need You'
    Posse Foundation President Deborah Bial told graduates at the School of Education and Social Policy’s undergraduate convocation ceremony Friday to “stand up” and use their stellar education to keep fighting for positive change during an especially troubling time in history.