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Education Policy & Social Analysis

Education Policy & Social Analysis

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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).

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Washington Post Article Cites Judith Scott-Clayton and Tom Bailey

A Washington Post column, "Offering Too Many Choices Can Hurt Community Colleges and Their Students," discusses how a loosely structured community college experience with an overabundance of choices leads to low student graduation rates, drawing on research by Judith Scott-Clayton and a recent book by Thomas Bailey and others.

Reaad the article here.

"Unions, Workers, and the Democratic Party", webcast from CUNY Murphy Institute

Webcast from the Murphy Institute, CUNY School of Professional Studies: “Unions, Workers, and the Democratic Party.

Henry Levin Cited by Adam Davidson in NY Times

The article referred to Professor Levin's "exhaustive analysis" of CUNY's Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP).

Henry Levin Receives Prestigious Chinese Award

The Ming Yuan Education Foundation was founded in China in 1998 to encourage young scholars engaged in educational research.

Judith Scott-Clayton Study Cited in NYT Column on FAFSA

NY Times column on FAFSA cites a study by Professor Scott-Clayton and others that found that dozens of questions on the FAFSA contribute virtually nothing to the determination of grant aid.

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Department Chair: Professor Jeffrey Henig

Contact Person: Professor Jeffrey Henig

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