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EdPolicyWorks Launches Spring Ed Policy Seminars

Published on 01/25/17 in News » Articles

This week EdPolicyWorks announced their spring 2017 Education Policy Seminar series, and an exciting line up of presenters will be visiting UVA. Seminars are free and open to the public.

For more information on these Education Policy Seminars, please bookmark the series website or visit the Curry School of Education calendar of events. Seminars are typically on selective Mondays from 12-1:30 PM in Bavaro Hall on Grounds.

The series kicks off this Monday, February 6, with Sarah Cohodes from Columbia University discussing “Can Successful Schools Replicate? Scaling Up Boston’s Charter Sector.” Also in February, John Holbein from the Princeton University will continue the series on Friday the 17th in Garrett Hall with a talk about “Making Young Citizens: Rethinking Schools’ Role in Students’ Civic Development”

On March 27 Chris Herbst from Arizona State University will give a talk on “The Demand for Teacher Characteristics in the Market for Child Care: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment.”

The series will wrap up with two talks in April, one from EdPolicyWorks’ affiliate faculty Isaac Mbiti on April 10 discussing “Teacher Incentives in Tanzania.” Jonah Rockoff will make a return appearance in this series on Friday, April 21, in Garrett Hall leading a talk about “Does Repeating a Grade Make Students (and Parents) Happier? Regression Discontinuity Evidence from New York City.”

For more information on the Education Policy Seminar Series, including which talks will be live streamed or recorded, please email EdPolicyWorks@virginia.edu or follow us on Twitter @EdPolicyWorks. Relevant reading may be available before each talk.

The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy also hosts a research series. Additional lectures from the Curry Research Lectureship Series are occurring this spring, including Marty Zaslow on January 27, Valerie Maholmes on February 24, Noelle Hurd on March 3, and Cynthia Cohurn on April 14 as the keynote lecture for the Curry Research Conference.

This is the sixth year of the Educational Policy Seminar Series, sponsored by the Bankard Foundation. Previous Ed Policy talks are available online, including Dan Goldhaber, C. Kirabo Jackson, Susanna Loeb, Bridget Terry Long.

EdPolicyWorks is a joint collaboration between the Curry School of Education and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. EdPolicyWorks brings together researchers from across the University of Virginia and the State to focus on important questions of educational policy and implications for the workforce.

By: Leslie M. Booren

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