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NY Times Cites Peter Bergman's Study

The NY Times story, "Helping the Poor in Education: The Power of a Simple Nudge," cites Professor Bergman's work with a Los Angeles school sending personalized text messages to parents of middle and high school students. Published: 1/19/2015 1:30:00 PM

Thomas Bailey Widely Quoted in Major Media Outlets on President Obama's Proposed Community College Plan

Professor Bailey was quoted in multiple news stories about President Obama's proposed plan to offer students two years of free tuition at community colleges, including those in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal. Published: 1/11/2015 5:39:00 PM

USA Today Story on Diversity Quotes Amy Stuart Wells

Professor Wells states that consciously bringing together students of different races is useful and that putting kids in segregated schools "is not good preparation for the 21st century." Published: 1/11/2015 5:24:00 PM

Jeffrey Henig's lecture at the University of Virginia on The Politics of Educational Research. Dec. 5, 2014.

EPSA's Jeffrey Henig spoke on "The Politics of Educational Research" on Friday December 5th, 2014 as part of the Curry Research Lectureship Series at the University of Virginia. Drawing on the research he undertook in writing his book Spin Cycle, he explained the political dimensions of education research as they play out in controversial areas like market-based reform, high stakes testing and teacher assessment. Published: 12/19/2014 12:09:00 PM

EPSA leads a conference on the VERGARA, DAVIDS, AND WRIGHT case. Dec.3. 2014

On December 3rd, Teachers College, Columbia University hosted a national conference that focused on the Vergara, Davids, and Wright cases, which concern the impact of teacher tenure on low-'income and minority students. Panels included both supporters and critics of the Vergara/Wright approach. Published: 12/19/2014 11:39:00 AM

Luis Huerta in the New York Times, Dec. 11, 2014.

"Policy makers should resist being seduced by achievement scores and, instead, hold charter schools accountable and aligned with the long-standing purpose of public schools." Prof. Huerta's article High-Suspension Rates at Charter Schools Don't Help Students appeared in the Opinion Pages, Room for Debate of the NYT on Dec. 11, 2014. Published: 12/11/2014 3:29:00 PM

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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