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Education Policy & Social Analysis
Welcome to the Department of Educational Policy and Social Analysis
EPSA embraces the value of drawing on several disciplines. It houses separate and venerable programs in Economics and Education, Politics and Education, and Sociology and Education and a notable group of legal scholars. Both scholarly research and policy application, however, often call for communication and collaboration across the disciplines and to prepare students to operate in that environment, the department offers an interdisciplinary program (Education Policy).
Sociology & Education
MA, Ed.M, Ed.D, Ph.D
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News From EPSA
TC alumnus Matt Gonzales ('16, Education Policy) was recently named director of New York Appleseed's School Diversity Project. Chalkbeat New York sat down with Gonzales to discuss his plans to grow its impact. Read more here.
Kim Clark's Time.Com article "Why Attending a Private College Might Not Be Worth the High Cost" cites Judith Scott-Clayton's research on post-college employment. "While private colleges often outperform on other measures, such as graduation rates, study author Judith Scott-Clayton an assistant professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, said her research showed that, “Bottom line, you can’t assume that private institutions are always automatically better just because they are private or expensive. It is important to ask questions about both graduation rates and post-college outcomes.”"
Read the full article here.
Amra Sabic-El-Rayess was interviewed by China's Xinhua on the 2016 US Presidential elections. View the video here.
Basil Smikle is a Ph.D. student in EPSA and the Executive Director of the New York State Democratic Party. He wrote about his decision to pursue his degree for the Campaign for Teachers College here.
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Department Chair: Professor Aaron Pallas
Contact Person: Sherene Alexander
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