Destin Appointed to New Post

School of Education and Social Policy professor Mesmin Destin was appointed the inaugural faculty director of student access and enrichment.

Tripathi Joins SESP Faculty

Ritu Tripathi, an expert in organizational behavior and cross-cultural psychology, has joined Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy as assistant professor of instruction.

Opinion: Keep ChatGPT Out of the Classroom

AI-powered language models like ChatGPT are often touted as a teaching aid that can unlock student creativity or an after-hours tutor to help with outlines and drafts. But it doesn't belong in schools, argues Liz Shulman.

Faculty Member Wins Tools Competition

Northwestern University education researcher David Uttal and colleagues received a $100,000 award in the annual Tools Competition to develop an interactive platform that helps students and teachers learn spatial and math skills by using intricate and familiar patterns found in the natural world.

New Dual Degree Combines Social Policy + Journalism

In response to the rapidly changing journalism industry, Northwestern University has launched a new five-year dual degree program between the School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) and Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications.

Tennis Hall of Famer Returns to Northwestern

Georgia Rose Munns (BS09), whose career brought incredible success to the women’s tennis program, has been named assistant women’s tennis coach at Northwestern University.

Why it’s So Hard to Speak Up at Work

Whether you’re taking a stance against a bad idea or suggesting a new, innovative one, it can be scary and risky to advocate for workplace changes contrary to the conventional wisdom, Ryan Smerek says in his new book. But if done right, there are significant rewards.

These Two Alums Won Knowles Fellowships

Northwestern University alumni Claire Sampson (MS23) and Rose Taylor (MS22) are the latest School of Education and Social Policy recipients of a five-year fellowship from the Knowles Teacher Initiative.

Revolutionary Civics: How Should Evanston Spend $3 Million?

The residents of Evanston, Ill. have no shortage of ideas about how to spend a tidy $3 million sum in federal COVID-19 relief funds. Protected bike lanes? Affordable housing? What about revitalizing the downtown area, improving mental health services, or fixing sidewalks?

Jackson Named to White House Council

Kirabo Jackson, one of the world’s leading experts in the economics of education, was appointed to the White House’s Council of Economic Advisors.