CEPWC Announces Education Policy Seminars for Fall 2013

The Center for Education Policy and Workforce Competitiveness (CEPWC) announced this week the Fall 2013 Education Policy Seminar series. Seminars are free, open to the public, and rotate between Bavaro and Garrett Halls on-grounds.

Center for Education Policy and Workforce Competitiveness (CEPWC) CEPWC has been hosting seminar series since fall of 2010, and this fall will be another exciting line up of presenters. The series kicks off on Wednesday September 11th, 2013 with David Kirp, a Professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkeley, discussing “Tortoise Beats Hare: The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America’s Schools.”

Next Elizabeth Stuart, an Associate Professor in the Department of Mental Health and the Department of Biostatistics of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, will lead a seminar about “Big Data” that is co-hosted by the Curry Education Research Lectureship Series on Monday September 23rd, 2013. 

Additional CEPWC seminars continue throughout October and November, including presentations by Nora Gordon (Georgetown Public Policy Institute, Georgetown University), Christopher Ruhm (Department of Economics and Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia), Lesley J. Turner (Department of Economics, and Maryland Population Research Center, University of Maryland), and Dan Goldhaber (Center for Education Data & Research, University of Washington Bothell). Also, additional lectures from the Curry Research series are occurring this fall too with visits by Stephen Raudenbush (Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy Studies), Bridget Terry Long (Academic Dean, Harvard Graduate School of Education), and David Figlio (Professor of Education and Social Policy and of Economics, Northwestern University Institute for Policy Research).

CEPWC is a joint collaboration between the Curry School of Education and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. CEPWC 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.