About CEPS

The Cultural and Educational Policy Studies (CEPS) program in the School of Education at Loyola University Chicago offers an M.Ed., an M.A. as well as a Ph.D. degree. We also offer an undergraduate minor in Education Policy Studies. Faculty and students in the program use the tools of the social sciences and the humanities to study issues of educational policy and practice with an overarching emphasis on social justice.

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CEPS Faculty on Gun Violence in American Schools

CEPS Faculty on Gun Violence in American Schools

February 26th, 2018

CEPS faculty members address the problem of gun violence in American schools in recent publications.  Professor Kate Phillippo, together with Loyola School of Social Work Professor Michael Kelly have just published a blog post on SSWN, a resource for school social workers, titled “Calling B.S. On Current School Safety Efforts: Legislators, Not Educators, Must Act […]


Congratulations to Dr. John Laukaitis CEPS Alumnus on Book Publication

Congratulations to Dr. John Laukaitis CEPS Alumnus on Book Publication

March 15th, 2015

Dr. John J. Laukaitis, assistant professor of education at North Park University in Chicago and a graduate of Loyola’s Cultural and Educational Policy Studies Program has just published with SUNY Albany Press…


Prof. Phillippo Co-Authors School Closings Research Brief

March 21st, 2013

CEPS professor Kate Phillippo is the co-author of a new research brief released by Chicagoland Researchers and Advocates for Transformative Education (CReATE). This brief focuses on the proposed school closures in the Chicago Public School (CPS) system. If CPS follows the city’s Commission on School Utilization recommendation from earlier this month, 80 CPS neighborhood schools […]


Loyola Team Edits Special CICE Issue

March 20th, 2013

Congratulations to CEPS Professor Tavis Jules and a team of students who have guest-edited an issue of Current Issues in Comparative Education (CICE), one of the leading journals in the field of comparative and international education. The issue dealt with education in small states in a number of innovative and creative ways. For their contributions […]