CEPA Seminar Series 2020-2021

Fall 2020

Megan Kuhfeld

Senior Research Scientist

Topic: Projecting the impact of the COVID-19 spring school closures on student learning
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 3:00pm


Douglas Harris

Professor and Chair, Department of Economics
Tulane University

Topic: School Closures and School Reform: Early Results from a National Research Agenda
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 3:00pm


Silvia Barcellos

University of Southern California

Topic: The Great Equalizer? The Effect of Education on the Relationship between Early-Life Disadvantages and Later-life SES
Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 3:00pm


Winter 2021

Brad Larsen

Assistant Professor of Economics, Stanford University

Topic: The Effect of Occupational Licensing Stringency on the Teacher Quality Distribution
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm


Tomas Monarrez

Research Associate, Urban Institute

Topic: Dividing Lines: Racial Segregation Across Local Government Boundaries in U.S. Metropolitan Areas
Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm


Mark Wilson

Professor of Education, University of California, Berkeley

Topic: Constructed response versus selected response Items: Seeking a new perspective
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 3:00pm


Spring 2021

Huriya Jabbar

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, University of Texas at Austin

Topic: It’s Who You Know: How Teachers Use Social Networks to Find Jobs in Decentralized Labor Markets
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm


Free and Open to the public
Christina Cross

Postdoctoral Fellow and Incoming Assistant Professor of Sociology, Harvard University

Topic: Color, Class, and Context: Examining the Heterogeneous Effect of Family Structure on Children’s Academic Success
Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm


Free and Open to the public
Dania Francis

Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Boston

Topic: Do School Counselors Exhibit Bias in Recommending Students for Advanced Coursework?
Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm


Free and Open to the public