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News from EPSA

Priscilla Wohlstetter: Helping Educators Implement the Common Core. Jan. 8, 2014

What is helping the Common Core succeed in NYC? Is New York City on track to ensure that the new Common Core standards will address academic achievement gaps and build skills like problem solving and persistence that also are crucial to college and career readiness? What steps should the next administration take to ensure this happens? Published: 1/10/2014 9:31:00 AM

Michael Rebell in the Daily News: Cuomo's Obligation to your Kids. Jan. 6, 2014

TC's Michael Rebell to Gov. Cuomo "Fund Schools, not Tax Cuts." The Executive Director of the Campaign for Educational Equity writes in The New York Daily News that if Cuomo's estimated $2 billion surplus is real, the state should start paying down its $4 billion debt to schools. Published: 1/10/2014

Aaron Pallas Offers Mayor de Blasio Some School Advice

On WNYC's SchoolBook blog, Aaron Pallas offers five cost-conscious tips for improving NYC schools. Published: 1/6/2014 5:36:00 PM

Priscilla Wohlstetter in WNYC's School Book blog. Dec. 9, 2013

Love 'em or hate 'em, charter schools are going to be with us for the foreseeable future, argues TC's Priscilla Wohlstetter Published: 12/11/2013 3:37:00 PM

Winners of the 2013-2014 Education Policy Dissertation Research Fellowship

The Education Policy Dissertation Research Fellowship is open to TC students, regardless of their department or program, whose dissertation research has the potential to inform societal efforts to improve educational opportunity, achievement, or equity. This research should be focused on an important policy issue at any level of government, reflect potential for policy utility, and show a strong likelihood of being accepted in the most well-respected journals. Our view of policy relevance is a broad one, encompassing research that affects policy indirectly by shifting public understanding of societal challenges and opportunities for effective intervention. Published: 11/20/2013 11:16:00 AM

Scott-Clayton Testifies Before Senate HELP Committee

Professor Scott-Clayton testified before the Senate HELP Committee about gaps in college enrollment and the effects of financial aid, and made suggestions for reform. Published: 11/14/2013 1:16:00 PM

Thomas Bailey in the NYT Room for Debate. Oct. 29, 2013

Prof. Bailey, Director of TC's Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment, writes in the New York Times Room for Debate, that having high schools, colleges, and institutions collaborate can increase high school graduation and college success. graduation and college success. Published: 11/4/2013 11:24:00 AM

Scott-Clayton Proposes Changes to Pell Grant System

Scott-Clayton Proposes Changes to Pell Grant System

The Assistant Professor at the Community College Research Center proposes major structural changes to improve college student outcomes. Published: 10/31/2013

EPSA at AERA 2013

Some 172 faculty, students and others affiliated with Teachers College present at  "Education and Poverty: Theory, Research, Policy and Praxis,"   this year's meeting of the American Educational Research Association  (AERA), which is held in San Francisco from April 27-May 1.  Many of  them are our EPSA alumni, current students, and faculty members:

1.       Thomas R. Bailey

  • AERA Fellows Breakfast

2.       Brooks Bowden

  • Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Meets the What Works Clearinghouse

3.       Madhabi Chatterji (Affiliated Faculty)

  • Building Theory and Understanding Practice in Classroom Assessment
  • Measuring and Examining Correlates of Student Achievement and Student Engagement in a Variety of K-12 Settings
  • Mixed Methods, Validation, and Race

4.       Elizabeth Marie Chu

  •  Studies in the School Effects Tradition: Raising Achievement and Addressing Persistent Inequality

5.       Chad Joseph D-Entremont

  • School  Choice and Social Inequalities Among OECD (Organisation for Economic  Co-operation and Development) Countries With the Three Studies From the  United States, Canada, and Australia

6.       Kevin Dougherty

  •   Cross-National Perspectives on “College for All” in Australia, England, and the United States
  • Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis Closed Editorial Board Meeting
  • State Funding for Higher Education: Origin and Effects

7.       Hester Earle

  • Mixed Methods, Validation, and Race

8.       Jeffrey Fletcher

  •   Programs, Practices, and Politics: A Multilayered Examination of Community Colleges

9.       Lauren Fox

  • Mixed Methods, Validation, and Race

10.   Emma Garcia    

  • Promising Scholarship in Education: Dissertation Fellows and Their Research

11.   Barbara Hanisch-Cerda

  •  Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Meets the What Works Clearinghouse

12.   Thomas C. Hatch (Affiliated Faculty)

  • A Mile Deep and a Mile Wide: Early Lessons From the Implementation of Common Core Standards in New York City
  • Considering Equity in Teaching, Learning, and School Organization 
  • Decision Making in the Superintendency
  • High-Stakes Testing and Accountability: Responses and Effects
  • The New Politics of Educational Philanthropy: Private Giving, Education Advocacy Organizations, and School Governance

13.   Jeffrey R. Henig

  • AERA Fellows Breakfast: Invitation Only
  • The Expanding Marketplace: Exploring the Roles of Philanthropies in an Era of Market-Based Reform
  • The Role of Intermediary Organizations in Policy Making: The Case of Incentivist Reforms

14.   Kathryn Hill

  • Considering Equity in Teaching, Learning, and School Organization
  • The Shifting Nature of the “Public” in Public Schooling: Charters, Vouchers, and Parental Engagement

15.   Michelle Hodara

  • What You Say and How You Say It: The Role of Language in Student Success

16.   Luis Alberto Huerta

  • AERA Council of Editors: Closed Business Meeting
  • AERA Journal Publications Committee and Journal Editors: Closed Meeting
  • American Educational Research Journal (Social and Institutional Analysis) Closed Editorial Board Meeting
  • Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis Closed Editorial Board Meeting
  • Meet Journal Editors: Journal Talks 5

17.   Shayna M. Klopott
  The Expanding Marketplace: Exploring the Roles of Philanthropies in an Era of Market-Based Reform

18.   Nancy J. Koh

  • Building Theory and Understanding Practice in Classroom Assessment
  • Mixed Methods, Validation, and Race

19.   Hana Lahr

  • State Funding for Higher Education: Origin and Effects

20.   Henry M. Levin

  • A New Measure of Socioeconomic Status (SES) for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
  • Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Meets the What Works Clearinghouse
  • GSC Division L Fireside Chat: Thirty Years Since A Nation at Risk: Implications for a Second Generation
  • NAEd Research Advisory Committee Meeting

21.   Jonah Liebert

  • School Choice and Social Inequalities Among OECD (Organisation for Economic  Co-operation and Development) Countries With the Three Studies From the  United States, Canada, and Australia

22.   Mei Luo

  • Measuring and Examining Correlates of Student Achievement and Student Engagement in a Variety of K-12 Settings

23.   Aaron Pallas

  • Hiring and Retaining Teachers
  • Responses to the Theme

24.   Yilin Pan

  • Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Meets the What Works Clearinghouse

25.   Lara Pheatt

  • State Funding for Higher Education

26.   Douglas Ready

  • Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis Closed Editorial Board Meeting
  • Influence of School Factors on Student Achievement and Attainment
  • Studies in the School Effects Tradition

27.   Vikash Reddy

  • State Funding for Higher Education

28.   Carolyn J. Riehl

  • AERA Ethics Committee                                  
  • AERA  Open Business Meeting - Business Meeting and Discussion on Open Access  and AERA Journal Publishing                                     
  • Contesting the Social and Political Dimensions of Curricular Policy
  • Social Processes and Noncognitive Outcomes

29.   Allison Roda
Mixed Methods, Validation, and Race

30.   Robert Shand
Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Meets the What Works Clearinghouse

31.   Miya Tamiko Warner
Influence of School Factors on Student Achievement and Attainment

32.   Amy Stuart Wells

  • AERA Fellows Breakfast: Invitation Only
  • Lessons From Jeannie Oakes: Social Justice Scholar, Educator, Activist, and Organizer
  • Mixed Methods, Validation, and Race

33.   Terrenda Corisa White

  • AERA Minority Fellows Mentoring Meeting with Minority Fellowship Selection Committee: Closed Meeting
  • Promising Scholarship in Education: Dissertation Fellows and Their Research
  • The Racial Complexities of Teach For America in High-Poverty Schools

34.   Priscilla Wohlstetter

  • Charter School Research: What Do We Know, Where Are the Gaps, and What Should Be the Focus?
  • Examining Intersections of Accountability Strain, College Readiness, Parent Compacts, and Teacher Traps on Student Success

35.   You You

  • Hiring and Retaining Teachers
(4/15/2013)

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