April 2018 News Stories

April 2018 News Stories

  • Budding Researchers Win AYURG Grants
    Eight School of Education and Social Policy students received 2017-18  Academic Year Undergraduate Research Grants (AYURG) to study everything from sound bathing, a mind-body practice that utilizes gongs and meditation, to the development of depression among urban preschoolers.

  • Fair Features Free Summer Learning Programs
    Hundreds of youth and families from across the city recently attended Chicago City of Learning’s (CCOL) Spring Into Summer Fair at Jones College Prep, where they had the chance to explore, try out, and sign up for a diverse set of summer programs offered citywide.

  • SESP in the Media: April 2018
    An ongoing, monthly roundup of appearances in the news media by School of Education and Social Policy faculty, researchers, and our community.

  • SESP Alumna To Join the Pratt Institute
    Assistant provost for diversity and inclusion Nsombi Ricketts (BS99) will be leaving Northwestern University in July to join the Pratt Institute as their vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion, the Daily Northwestern reported.

  • Uttal Wins Funding for Touchscreen Research
    David Uttal’s research examining whether children can learn from touchscreen apps on tablets and smartphones has received initial funding from Northwestern University’s Institute for Innovations in Developmental Sciences (DevSci).

  • Improving Policy for Gifted Students
    Acceleration is a vastly underutilized strategy that can benefit gifted students, who are often left sitting through material they already know.

  • SESP Welcomes 2018 Convocation Speakers
    Janice Jackson, CEO of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and Subra Suresh, president of Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, will deliver keynote speeches during the 2018 School of Education and Social Policy Convocation ceremonies.

  • Moses Lee Lands Critical Language Scholarship for Arabic
    SESP sophomore Moses Lee will sharpen his Arabic and learn the Moroccan dialect Darija in Tangier, Morocco this summer through a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS), an intense overseas language and cultural immersion program.

  • Simone Ispa-Landa Named William T. Grant Scholar
    Northwestern University’s Simone Ispa-Landa, an education sociologist, has been named a 2018 William T. Grant Scholar for her work examining racial inequities in school discipline practices.  

  • Muñiz Receives Soros Fellowship for Children of Immigrants
    SESP doctoral student Julissa Muñiz was one of two Northwestern University students awarded The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, a graduate school fellowship for outstanding immigrants and children of immigrants in the United States.  

  • Hope in Those Places of Struggle
    Natalie Davis’ research examining how school environments inform visions of hope and action for children despite deeply entrenched inequities will be honored by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) during its annual conference in New York City.

  • SESP Heads to AERA 2018
    More than three dozen Northwestern University faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and students from the School of Education and Social Policy are scheduled to participate in the 2018 annual American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting in New York City.

  • Program Prepares Area Students for College
    Gifts to the Northwestern Academy for Chicago Public Schools provide students the tools they need to excel beyond high school.

  • Spillane Addresses Principals in Hong Kong and Hangzhou
    James Spillane, an expert on school leadership and educational policy at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy, conducted a workshop on educational infrastructure design and delivered two keynote speeches for hundreds of principals and administrators during a recent spring trip to Hong Kong and Hangzhou.