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President Fuhrman To Moderate Capitol Hill Briefing On The Value Of Long-Term Investment In Education Research
President Susan H. Fuhrman will moderate a Congressional briefing on Capitol Hill on February 14 about the payoffs of long-term investment in education research. The briefing is cosponsored by the Education Deans Alliance, the National Academy of Education (NAEd), and the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
Fuhrman, who is president of the NAEd and a past vice president of the Educational Policy and Politics division of AERA, will moderate a panel including John Fantuzzo, the Albert M. Greenfield Professor of Human Relations in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania; Bridget Terry Long, a professor of education and economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education; Brian Rowan, the Burke A. Hinsdale Collegiate Professor at the School of Education and a research professor at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan; and Robert H. Meyer, a research professor and director of the Value-Added Research Center at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The panelists will talk about the significance of their research to the field of education, and what they believe are the payoffs of having sustained funding from a single source for long-term education research.
Participating as discussants will be Ruby Takanishi, president of the Foundation for Child Development in New York City; and Michael S. McPherson, president of the Spencer Foundation.
Fuhrman, who is also the founding director and chair of the Management Committee of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE), has long championed the value of education research based on long-term funding as having important payoffs for education policy and practice in such areas as resource allocation, school and classroom organization, and the education and evaluation of teachers.
Published Monday, Feb. 14, 2011