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Pallas Letter to New York Times

Professor Pallas in NY Times on Annual Testing: Perhaps There's Another Way to Hold Schools Accountable Published: 2/26/2015 10:47:00 AM

Aaron Pallas Quoted in the New York Times

The New York Times quoted Professor Pallas in an article on Chancellor Farina's new course for NYC schools. Published: 2/19/2015 10:27:00 AM

Thomas Bailey Quoted in New York Times

Professor Bailey was quoted in the New York Times article, "The Promise and Failure of Community College,"on the need for the federal government to invest more money in the success of community college students. Published: 2/17/2015 9:28:00 PM

Inside Higher Ed: Report on Performance-based Funding Cites CCRC's Kevin Dougherty.

In an Inside Higher Education article about performance-based funding formulas, which link support for public colleges to student completion rates, degree production numbers or other metrics, David Tandberg, an assistant professor of higher education at Florida State University, praises a new report by HCM Strategies for its use of portions of studies by Kevin J. Dougherty, an associate professor of higher education at Columbia University's Teachers College, a senior research associate with TC's Community College Research Center. Published: 2/12/2015 9:23:00 AM

Jeffrey Henig quoted in articles in the Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post.

On February 8th, Professor Jeffrey Henig was quoted in two articles: in the Los Angeles Times' piece, which discussed the Broad Foundation suspension of its $1-million prize for top-performing urban school districts, and in the Washington Post's piece, which discussed the ouster of Joshua Starr as superintendent in Montgomery County, MD. Published: 2/9/2015 11:41:00 AM

Priscilla Wohlstetter and David Houston's commentary in TC REcord

A commentary "Rage Against the Regime: The Reform of Education Policy in New York City." by Prof. Priscilla Wohlstetter and David Houston (Ph.D. in Politics and Education) was published in TC Record on January 30, 2015 This commentary traces the transition of education policy from the Bloomberg-Klein years to the current administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina a year into their tenure. Published: 2/6/2015 11:57:00 AM

Another successful run for the Federal Policy Institute course with Prof. Sharon Lynn Kagan

EPSA course, Federal Policy Institute EDPA 4899, offered during fall semesters and led by Professor Sharon Lynn Kagan, has had another successful run. It continued into January 2015, when students had a rare week-long opportunity to work with education policy experts in Washington D.C. The course will finish in February with students presentations. Published: 2/3/2015 2:45:00 PM

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

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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