SESP in the Media: June 2020

SESP in the Media: June 2020

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

The New York Times

June 27, 2020 

Welcome to Your School Reunion! No Name Tags Required (quotes Alexandra Solomon) 

National Center on Education  & the Economy 

June 26, 2020 

Global Ed Talks with Anthony Mackay (interview with James Spillane)


June 25, 2020 

Safety net programs and poverty during the COVID-19 crisis (quotes Diane Schanzebach)

Yahoo! Money

June 24, 2020 

Job openings for new grads collapsed amid pandemic, Glassdoor data shows (quotes Hannes Schwandt)

Food & Environment Reporting Network

June 23, 2020 

A grassroots push for higher SNAP benefits (quotes Diane Schanzenbach)

Evanston RoundTable

June 22, 2020 

A Look Back at EvanSTEM’s Pandemic Spring (cites Nichole Pinkard's research)

Finance and Commerce

June 22, 2020 

Vast federal aid has capped rise in poverty, studies find (quotes Diane Schanzebach)

The Daily Herald 

June 18, 2020 

Time of their lives or 'Good Riddance?' Big challenges lie ahead for Class of 2020 (cites research by Hannes Schwandt)

Wisconsin State Journal

June 16, 2020 

Seniority shouldn't drive school staffing decisions (quotes Dean David Figlio)

US New and World Report

June 16, 2020 

COVID-19 Has Heightened the Threat of Child Hunger, While Efforts to Prevent It Have Fallen Short (quotes Diane Schanzebach)

Roll Call

June 15, 2020 

Pandemic survey results suggest risk of ‘huge eviction surge’ (quotes Diane Schanzebach)

National Public Radio

June 13, 2020 

Illinois Restaurant Owner Who Died Of COVID-19 Remembered By Wife (interview with Cheryl Judice)

Education Dive 

June 10, 2020

Study shows declines in new kindergartners' math skills (mentions Kirabo Jackson)  

The Hill

June 10, 2020 

How to save the class of 2020 (quotes research by Hannes Schwandt)


June 8, 2020

Illinois debuted a virtual learning system months before the pandemic. Why is no one talking about it? (quotes Tim Dohrer)

Education Week

June 8, 2020

School Closures Always Hurt. They Hurt Even More Now (co-authored by Sally Nuamah) 


June 8, 2020

‘There’s only so much we can do’: Food banks plead for help (quotes Diane Schanzenbach)

The New York Times

June 4, 2020

Hecky Powell, Barbecue Master and Civic Leader, Dies at 71 (mentions instructor Cheryl Judice, Hecky Powell's wife) 


By Julie Deardorff
Last Modified: 5/7/21