Education Policy Seminars Announced by EdPolicyWorks for Spring 2015


This week EdPolicyWorks announced their spring 2015 Education Policy Seminar series and an exciting line up of presenters will be visiting U.Va. These 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, though some dates and times this spring will vary.

The series kicks off on Monday February 2nd with Judith Scott-Clayton from Teachers College, Columbia University discussing “Pell Grants as Performance- Based Aid? An Examination of Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements for Community College Students.” Scott Imberman from Michigan State University will continue the series on Friday March 6th leading a talk about “The Effects of Targeted Recruitment and Comprehensive Supports for Low-Income High Achievers at Elite Universities: Evidence from Texas Flagships,” which is sponsored by the Batten School.

The series continues with Ariel Kalil on March 26th who will be discussing “Inequality at Home: The Role of Parenting in the Diverging Destinies of Rich and Poor Children.” In another talk sponsored by the Batten School, Diane Schanzenbach will be in Charlottesville on Friday April 3rd leading a talk entitled “School Finance Reform and the Distribution of Student Achievement.”

The series wraps up this spring with Philip Oreopoulos on April 6th, 2015. Oreopoulos will be discussing “Keeping College Options Open: A Field Experiment to Help All High School Seniors Through the College Application Process.”

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 spring, including Candice Odgers on January 23rd, Amanda Williford on February 13th, Maureen Weiss on February 27th, Kevin Miller on March 27th, Adam Gamoran on April 10th, and Sandra Graham on April 24th.

This is the fourth year of the Educational Policy Seminar Series. Previous talks are available online, including Dan Goldhaber and C. Kirabo Jackson. You can subscribe to the EdPolicyWorks Youtube channel for access to all the videos.

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.