CEPA Seminar Series 2011-2012

Fall 2011

Michael Kirst
Topic: Broad-Access Higher Education: A Research Agenda for a New Era
Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
CERAS 100B
Ofer Malamud

Assistant Professor in the Harris School of Public Policy, The University of Chicago

Topic: Curriculum Breadth or General Studies? The Effect of General Skills on Unemployment
Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
CERAS 100B
Nora Gordon

Associate Professor of Public Policy, Georgetown University

Topic: When Educators Are the Learners: Private Contracting by Public Schools
Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
CERAS 100B
Timothy Daly

President, The New Teacher Project

Topic: What Happens Once We Have New Teacher Evaluations?
Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
CERAS 100B
Nonie Lesaux

Marie & Max Kargman Associate Professor in Human Development and Urban Education Advancement, Harvard University

Topic: A Paradigm Shift for Today’s Schools: Advancing Literacy Instruction for Academically Vulnerable Populations
Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
CERAS 100B

Winter 2012

Nicole Schneeweis

Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, Johannes Kepler University, Austria

Topic: Early Tracking and the Misfortune of Being Young
Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
CERAS 100B
Heath Morrison

Superintendent, Washoe County Schools

Topic: TBD
Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
CERAS 100B
Damon Clark

Assistant Professor, Cornell University

Topic: The Signaling Value of a High School Diploma
Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
CERAS 100B
Janet Currie

Henry Putnam Professor of Economics & Public Affairs, Princeton University

Topic: Inequality at Birth: Consequences for Human Capital Formation
Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
CERAS 100B

Spring 2012

Jeffrey Henig

Professor of Political Science & Education, Columbia University

Topic: The End of Educational Exceptionalism in The United States: How School Reform Decisions Are Being Reabsorbed into General Purpose Governance and Politics
Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
CERAS 100B
Katherine Magnuson

Associate Professor of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Topic: Do the Effects of Early Childhood Programs Differ by Gender? A Meta-Analysis
Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
CERAS 100B
Peter Arcidiacono

Professor of Economics, Duke University

Topic: What Happens After Enrollment? An Analysis of the Time Path of Racial Differences in GPA and Major Choice
Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
CERAS 100B
Scott Allard

Associate Professor, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago

Topic: Out of Reach: Place, Poverty, and the New American Welfare State
Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
CERAS 100B
Richard Murnane

The Juliana W. and William Foss Thompson Professor of Education & Society, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University

Topic: U.S. High School Graduation Rates: Patterns and Explanations
Monday, May 14, 2012 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
CERAS 100B
J. Lawrence Aber

Distinguished Professor of Applied Psychology & Public Policy, New York University

Topic: Conditional Cash Transfers to Reduce Poverty and Promote Educational Achievement: A Theory-based Evaluation of a Complex Strategy
Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
CERAS 100B