Spring 2016 Education Policy Seminars Announced by EdPolicyWorks


This week EdPolicyWorks announced their spring 2016 Education Policy Seminar series and an exciting line up of presenters will be visiting U.Va. Seminars are free and open to the public.

The series kicks off on Friday January 25th 2016 with Mark Lipsey from Vanderbilt University discussing “Are the Expectations for State-Funded Pre-K Realistic?  The Tennessee Pre-K Study and Reflections about its Implications.” Michal Kurlaender from the University of California-David will continue the series on March 14th leading a talk about “The Promises and Pitfalls of Measuring Community College Quality.” On April 15th, Jason Grissom from Vanderbilt University will be discussing “Principal Licensure Exams and Future Job Performance: Evidence from the School Leaders Licensure Assessment.” The series will wrap up on May 9th with Dylan Conger from George Washing University.

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 Elise Cappella on February 26th, Dan Willingham on March 4th, and Heather Hill on March 25th, 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, 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.