Education Policy Seminars Announced by EdPolicyWorks for Fall 2016


This week EdPolicyWorks announced their fall 2016 Education Policy Seminar series and an exciting line up of presenters will be visiting UVA. 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 11-12:30 PM in Bavaro Hall on-grounds.

The series kicks off on Tuesday September 20th 2016 with Mimi Engel from Vanderbilt University discussing Mathematics Instruction in Kindergarten: Understanding the Evidence.Sean Reardon from the Stanford University will continue the series on Friday October 7th in Ruffner Hall leading a talk about 200 Million Test Scores and What Do We Know? Studying Educational Opportunity with Big Data.

Two top notch UVA professors will also be giving talks this fall as part of this Ed Policy series. On October 17th, Dave Grissmer from CASTL will be discussing “Impacts of Charter Schools Teaching the Core Knowledge Curriculum on 3rd Grade Reading, Writing, English and Math Achievement.” The series will wrap up on October 24th with Sally Hudson from the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy leading a seminar about “The Effects of Financial Aid on Low-Income College Students: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation.”

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 Jenny Roe on September 2nd, Brian Jacob on September 30th, Mark Lipsey on November 11th and Roger Weissberg on December 2nd.

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