Education Policy Seminars Announced by EdPolicyWorks for Fall 2015


This week EdPolicyWorks announced their fall 2015 Education Policy Seminar series and an exciting line up of presenters will be visiting U.Va. 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 selective Mondays from 12:30-2:00 PM in Bavaro Hall on-grounds.

Education Policy SpeakersThe series kicks off on Friday September 25th 2015 with Bill Skimmyhorn from West Point discussing “Much Ado About Nothing? Evidence Suggests No Adverse Effects of Payday Lending on Military Members.” Joshua Goodman from Harvard University will continue the series on October 26th leading a talk about “The Potential for MOOCs to Increase Access to STEM Education: Evidence from A New Computer Science Degree Program”

Continuing the series on November 2nd, Jonathan Smith, a policy research scientist at College Board, will be discussing “The Effect of Early College Credit on the Collegiate Pathway.” The series will wrap up on December 7th with Amy Claessens from the University of Chicago.

For more information on the Education Policy Seminar Series, including which talks will be live streamed or recorded, please email [email protected] 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 faculty research series. Also, additional lectures from the Curry Research Lectureship Series are occurring this fall, including Jane Waldfogel on September 18th, Doug Harris on October 16th, and Peter Youngs on November 6th, 2016.

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