Prof. Atteberry Named to Emerging Education Policy Scholars Program

The Emerging Education Policy Scholars (EEPS) program announced a new cohort and Allison Atteberry will be joining this year’s list of scholars.  EEPS brings up-and-coming scholars to Washington DC to meet with education-policy experts, and to brainstorm new directions for K–12 education research.

Allison AtteberryAllison Atteberry is a research assistant professor at the Curry School of Education and a researcher at EdPolicyWorks focusing on issues related to value-added of teachers and schools, and implications for accountability systems.

One of the goals of the EEPS program is to increase understanding of how policy and practice intersect with scholarly research in education and related fields.

“I am very excited about participating in the EEPS program,” said Atteberry, “Especially with the focus on bridging the divide between research and policy in education.”

“It can be frustrating at times to feel like conducting research bears little on how policy decisions are really made,” continued Atteberry, “But this program helps new scholars, like me, figure out the best way to make meaningful connections to policy.”

With acceptance into this program, Atteberry joins an elite group of promising doctors who bring a keen research eye, fresh ideas, and an enthusiasm for education policy. In 2010–11 the EEPS program also named Daphna Bassok, a current assistant professor at EdPolicyWorks, as a scholar.

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute and the American Enterprise Institute jointly administer the Emerging Education Policy Scholars (EEPS) program, which was launched in the summer of 2010 in Washington DC.

Atteberry was an IES postdoctoral fellow at EdPolicyWorks and recently transitioned into a faculty position. She completed her doctorate at the Stanford School of Education in June 2011, with a minor in statistics.

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 the competitiveness of labor in an era of globalization.