Researchers at EdPolicyWorks Lead over 15 Presentations at APPAM


Faculty and students at EdPolicyWorks are heading to the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) annual conference in Washington DC this week.

APPAM hosts this multidisciplinary annual research conference which attracts the highest quality research on a wide variety of important current and emerging policy and management issues. The theme of this year’s conference is “Power of the Past - Force for the Future.”

EdPolicyWorksMembers of EdPolicyWorks will lead over 15 presentations at the conference. For example, Jim Wyckoff, Director of EdPolicyWorks and Professor of Education, is presenting on new research findings on incentives, selection, and teacher performance. This work has been in the news lately with new findings just released and over 35 media outlets worldwide covering this topic of teacher evaluation.

Chloe Gibbs, an Assistant Professor in Education and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, and Daphna Bassok, Assistant Professor, organized a panel session entitled “Early Childhood Interventions At Scale: Lessons for Current Policy Efforts.” Scott Latham, a third-year doctoral student, will be presenting his joint work with Dr. Bassok & Dr. Gibbs that examines the extent to which the benefits of preschool interventions fade.

Eva Galdo, a four-year graduate student at EdPolicyWorks is presenting a sole-authored paper entitled “Disparities in Preschool Quality Across Communities: A Case Study of Georgia’s Pre-Kindergarten Program.”

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 the competitiveness of labor in an era of globalization.