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Travis Bristol, Ph.D. 2014 in Education Policy featured in the Washington Post article

Black Male Teachers: There aren't enough of them by Valerie Strauss, was published in the Washington Post on April 28 in the Answer Sheet section. Published: 4/29/2015 4:54:00 PM

EPSA Announces the Winners of 2015-2016 Education Policy Dissertation Research Fellowships

EPSA department congratulates all the winners. Published: 4/27/2015 3:50:00 PM

Basil Smikle, Ph.D. in P&E, the new executive director of the NYS Democratic Party

On April 9, former New York State Governor David Paterson, the chairman of the NYS Democratic Party, announced that Basil Smikle Jr. would become the new executive director of the party. Published: 4/17/2015 1:24:00 PM

Aaron Pallas Quoted in Articles on the Future of Teacher Evaluations in NY State

Professor Aaron Pallas was quoted in articles in Chalkbeat and NYC Lens about the handling of teachers' evaluations in the just-passed NY State budget. Published: 4/8/2015 4:24:00 PM

Aaron Pallas on Chancellor Tisch's Empty Rhetoric on 'Opting Out'

In an article he wrote for The Hechinger Report, an independent news website based at TC, Professor Aaron Pallas challenged NYS Board of Regents Chancellor Meryl Tisch's assertion that opting out of testing is a "terrible mistake." Published: 4/8/2015 4:15:00 PM

EPSA Alumni Terrenda White and Travis Bristol Featured in Education Week

An Education Week article on "The Teachers of Color Disappearance Crisis" featured responses from 2014 alumni Travis Bristol (PhD, Education Policy) and Terrenda White (PhD, Sociology & Education). Published: 4/2/2015 4:12:00 PM

Luis Huerta on Houston Public Radio: "Vouchers Don't Always Increase Access"

Luis Huerta, Associate Professor of Education and Public Policy, is quoted in a Houston Public Media radio story about school voucher proposals in Texas. Huerta, who has researched vouchers and charter schools, says that vouchers, which would make state allocations for public school portable to private institutions, don't always lead to greater access to private schools."Private organizations, specifically private schools, have the ability to choose whomever they want to enter into those schools," he said.Huerta debunked another claim about vouchers -'" that students perform better in private schools. In fact, he said research indicates that after students transfer to a private school, they often perform about the same as their peers back in public school -'" or even worse. And it's impossible to hold private schools accountable for students' education, even if they receive public dollars.He's planning to testify at a Texas Senate senate hearing Thursday. Published: 3/27/2015 12:26:00 PM

Basil Smikle's "Solving Minority Underrepresentation in STEM Careers." The Hill, March 6, 2015

Basil Smikle, a Ph.D. candidate in the Politics & Education Program and a contributor to The Hill, a US political website, gives an overview of the recent history and also the current representation of women and minorities in STEM careers. Published: 3/6/2015 11:57:00 AM

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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