Center for Education Policy Analysis — 2016-17 Speaker Series

The Center for Education Policy Analysis 2016-17 Speaker Series 

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the inaugural CEPA Speaker Series. We hope you enjoyed the speakers and insightful discussions. Please visit here over the summer to learn about next year's programs.  


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Past CEPA Speakers: 

April 20, 2017 - Ebony Bridwell-Mitchell, associate professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education - “Them That’s Got: How Tie Formation in Partnership Networks Gives High Schools Differential Access to Social Capital.” View photos and the video  from Bridwell-Mitchell's talk. 

April 12, 2017 - Ana M. Martínez Alemán, associate dean for faculty and professor of the Educational Leadership and Higher Education Department at Boston College’s Lynch School of Education - “A Platica on the Impact of Race on College Teaching and Learning.” View photos from Alemán's talk.

March 27, 2017 — Susanna Loeb, Barnett Family Professor of Education, Stanford UniversityOne Step at a Time: The Effects of an Early Literacy Text Messaging Program for Parents of Preschoolers.” View photos and the video from Loeb’s talk. 

Feb. 22, 2017 — Jorge Agüero, assistant professor, Department of Economics and El Instituto at the University of Connecticut: “School Quality and Behavioral Responses: Evidence From the Expansion of the School Day in Peru.” View a video of the presentation; or, see photos here.

Feb. 1, 2017 — Dania Francis, assistant professor of economics and Afro-American Studies in the Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts—Amherst: “Gatekeepers: Evidence of Gender and Race Bias in School Counselor Recommendations for Advanced Coursework” — View photos or the video from the presentation.

Dec. 7, 2016 — Sean Corcoran, associate professor of education economics, Steinhardt School, New York University: “Leveling the Playing Field for High School Choice Through Decision Supports: A Randomized Intervention Study” — See photos from Corcoran’s presentation. Or, view the video of Corcoran’s presentation.

Nov. 9, 2016 — John Papay, assistant professor of education and economics, Population Studies and Training Center, Brown University: “The Effects of School Turnaround Strategies in Massachusetts”  — View photos from Papay’s talk or watch the video.

Oct. 25, 2016 — Amy Ellen Schwartz, professor, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs, Maxwell School, Syracuse University: “The Impact of Universal Free Meals on Student Outcomes” — View photos from Schwartz’s presentation, or access the video of her talk.

Sept. 27, 2016 — Peter Youngs, associate professor at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education: “The Role of Social Context In Novice Teacher Development” — View photos from Youngs’ talk; access the video here.




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John Papay of Brown University presented “The Effects of School Turnaround Strategies in Massachusetts” in November as part of CEPA’s Fall 2016 Speaker Series. (Photo Credit: Ryan Glista/Neag School)