SESP: A Catalyst During Crisis

When SESP Dean and economist David Figlio created the syllabus for his popular undergraduate class, he had no idea he’d be teaching it during the worst economic crisis of anyone’s lifetime.  

A Message of Solidarity from Dean Figlio

Dean David Figlio offers a message of support in the wake of the past week's events following the murder of George Floyd.

Why Pregnant Women Can Be 'Cautiously Optimistic'

Pregnant women and their children should fare much better during the COVID-19 pandemic than their counterparts who experienced the 1918 Spanish Influenza, a Northwestern University report suggests.

Scholar Athletes Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors

Eight school of Education and Social Policy scholar athletes, including four from the women’s Big Ten champion basketball team, earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.

COVID Impacts Leave More Families Hungry

The amount of economic distress families are facing requires “an urgent and sustained response from the federal government,” according to a new analysis of food insecurity by Northwestern University professor and economist Diane Schanzenbach and research analyst Abigail Pitts.

Senior Pays Tribute to Extraordinary Educator 

Senior Jack Benjamin calls his high school teacher Joseph Brysiewicz a “personal hero.” Drawn to his lively and fast-paced European history lectures, Benjamin said “Bryz,” as he’s affectionally called by students, “has an encyclopedic knowledge of world history and current events alike.”

Online Enrichment in a Crisis

Within days of schools closing in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Learning Sciences professor Nichole Pinkard was inundated with calls from her family and friends, asking how they could keep their children engaged at home. Pinkard was in a unique position to help.

From West Cork to Northwestern: Spillane Joins American Academy of Arts and Sciences

School of Education and Social Policy Professor James Spillane, a first-generation high school and college student from rural Ireland, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies.

SESP in the Media: May 2020

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

Undergrads Named Little Joe Ventures Fellows

School of Education and Social Policy undergraduates Amy Drake and Christian Wade were among five students selected for the Little Joe Ventures (LJV) Fellowship in Entrepreneurship, a program designed by The Garage to support promising, entrepreneurially minded undergraduates across different schools at Northwestern.