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Kirabo Jackson Honored with Public Policy Prize

SESP's Kirabo (“Bo”) Jackson has been honored with the David N. Kershaw Award by the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management for his path-breaking work on school finance reform and teacher effectiveness.

Inequality and the ‘American Dream’

Rising economic inequality can weaken the motivating belief that it’s possible to climb the socioeconomic ladder, Northwestern University’s Mesmin Destin said during a Brookings Institution webinar on how parenting, schools, media and other cultural factors can impact the lives of children.

Faculty Member Wins National Science Foundation Award

Yang Qu received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation to further his multidisciplinary work on teen stereotypes and adolescent development.

Cathy Coughlin STEM Scholars Honored at Virtual Celebration

Northwestern University's Center for Talent Development (CTD) recognized new and returning Cathy Coughlin STEM Scholars and their families during a recent virtual ceremony and celebration.

Student Activists Honored With Jazzy Johnson Waw-jashk Award

Northwestern University's Kimani Isaac (BS20) was honored with the new Jazzy Johnson Waw-jashk Student Award during a surprise Zoom meeting.

Coburn Named to William T. Grant Selection Committee

Cynthia Coburn was named to the William T. Grant Scholars Selection Committee, a dedicated group of academics who help younger colleagues with career development, mentoring, and pursuing new research challenges.

Vakil's Award Supports Ethics in Computing Course

SESP's Sepehr Vakil and Sarah Van Wart of the McCormick School of Engineering are developing a new ethics in computing class for undergraduate computer science majors with support from a Curriculum Innovation award from The Alumnae of Northwestern University.

SESP in the Media: July 2020

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

SESP Receives $4.5 Million Grant to Train Education Researchers

The School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) has received a five-year, $4.5 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences to help train doctoral students in the art of rigorous and relevant education research.

Alumnae Help Open Doors

The summer before her junior year, Yajaira Gallegos (BS19) taught kindergartners in Athens, Greece, about Mexican traditions and culture as part of the country’s nationwide effort to prevent xenophobia in young children.