SESP in the Media: October 2020

SESP in the Media: October 2020

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


Oct. 29, 2020

Education experts weigh in on Biden’s proposal to triple funding for low-income schools (quotes Kirabo Jackson and alumna Claudia Persico)

The Atlantic

Oct. 29, 2020

Psychologist Dan McAdams on the case of Trump: "Much stranger than any diagnostic category" (quotes Dan McAdams)

Chicago Tribune

Oct. 27, 2020

In a political climate often filled with personal attacks and vitriol, high school civics teachers see hope in younger generation (quotes Quinn Mulroy)

Education Next

Oct. 27, 2020

Linking Social-Emotional Learning to Long-Term Success (Kirabo Jackson's research)

The Atlantic

Oct. 26, 2020

The Virus Is Peaking, but Help Is Going Away (quotes Diane Schanzenbach)


Oct. 23, 2020

The study that helped this reporter understand student success (discusses Kirabo Jackson's research)

Chicago Tribune

Oct. 22, 2020

Grocery prices are down from their COVID-19 summer peaks. But here’s why your food bills are still stubbornly high. (quotes Diane Schanzenbach) 

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Oct. 21, 2020

The Pandemic Tears a Hole in a Vital Child Nutrition Safety Net (quotes Diane Schanzenbach) 

U.S. News and World Report

Oct. 20, 2020

Pandemic Putting Americans Under Great Mental Strain: Poll (quotes Emma Adam)

Additional coverage:
Healio, 10/20

Chicago Tribune

Oct. 20, 2020

Just as schools begin to reopen, many are closing again as COVID-19 surges: ‘It’s almost an impossible situation.' (quotes Tim Dohrer)

Scientific Sense

Oct. 20, 2020

Links of Spatial Thinking to Achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics? (podcast with David Uttal)

Fox News

Oct. 20, 2020

Coronavirus, election stress impacting nation's mental health, psychologists warn (quotes Emma Adam)

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Northwestern Intersections

Oct. 15, 2020

Creativity, Flexibility, and Self-Care in Teaching (podcast with Tim Dohrer)

USA Today

Oct. 14, 2020

The kids aren't all right: COVID-19-fueled stress eating, inequities, lack of fitness expected to boost obesity, experts say (quotes Diane Schanzenbach)

Education Post

Oct. 9, 2020

If the NBA Can Do It, Why Can’t Our Schools? (op-ed by Terri Sabol)

PBS Newshour

Oct. 8, 2020

Discussion questions for ‘Helping Children Succeed’ (mentions Kirabo Jackson)

National Public Radio

Oct. 7, 2020

Pandemic Drives More Americans To Food Banks (quotes Diane Schanzenbach) 


Oct. 6, 2020

How Research Can Help Find The Missing Einsteins (mentions David Uttal)


By Julie Deardorff
Last Modified: 3/11/21