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Judith Scott-Clayton Argues in NY Times for a Simpler Way to Apply for Financial Aid

After Senators cite their work, Judith Scott-Clayton and Susan Dynarski argue in the New York Times for simplifying the FAFSA form. Published: 6/23/2014 8:54:00 AM

Senators, Citing Scott-Clayton, Support Postcard FAFSA

Judith Scott-Clayton and Susan Dynarski argue for simplifying the FAFSA form. Published: 6/19/2014 12:13:00 PM

Aaron Pallas Quoted in Huffington Post

Pallas Urges Caution on NCTQ Teacher-Absence Report Published: 6/12/2014 2:49:00 PM

Ryan Allen's podcast discussion with Kevin Dougherty and Vikash Reddy.

Ryan Allen, an M.A. student in the Politics & Education Program at Teachers College has recently become a new host for the New Books in Education, a part of the New Books Network, which is a non-profit that offers podcasts in every academic field. New Books in Education show provides interviews with authors about their new publications related to the education field. In this podcast, Ryan interviews Prof. Kevin Dougherty, an Associate Professor of Higher Education and Education Policy, and Vikash Reddy, a Ph.D. candidate in Education Policy. They discuss their book Performance Funding for Higher Education; What are the Mechanisms What are the Impacts. The book was published in July 2013 at Jossey-Bass. Published: 6/3/2014 11:35:00 AM

Parent Involvement Not Overrated in Children's Success, writes Professor Bergman

Professor Peter Bergman co-authored an opinion piece for CNN debunking reports that parent involvement adds little to student achievement. Published: 5/21/2014 2:54:00 PM

Study by Center Co-Directed by Professor Levin Finds MOOC Reality Not Yet Meeting High Expectations

Study by Center Co-Directed by Professor Levin Finds MOOC Reality Not Yet Meeting High Expectations Published: 5/15/2014 1:43:00 PM

Jill Bloomberg, Ph.D. student in Politics & Education program featured in the article on school integration in the New York Magazine.

Despite the New York City's problem of deeply segregated school system, the Park Slope Collegiate in Brooklyn is determined not to be put in the same box. Jill Bloomberg, the third year Ph.D. student in the Politics and Education Program at EPSA, has been the school's principal since summer 2004 and she has been determined to fight the race and class divide at her school from the beginning. The New York Magazine's article from April 23 tells the story of how she set up to achieve that with a group of teachers an parents. Published: 5/9/2014 11:14:00 AM

Report by Professors Amy Stuart Wells and Doug Ready and EPSA Students and Alumnae Documents "Separate But Unequal" Suburban Schools

Report focuses on Nassau County, Long Island as one of "hundreds of suburban counties across the country." Published: 5/7/2014 2:56:00 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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