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Researcher on STEM Issues to Lecture March 8
Lara Perez-Felkner, an assistant professor of higher education and sociology at Florida State University in Tallahassee, will speak in a lunch program on Friday, March 8, in GRAD 243.
Researchers Report Link Between School Voucher Program and Reduced Crime, Paternity Disputes
Alumnus Corey A. DeAngelis and professor Patrick Wolf collaborated on a study of school vouchers and their relation to the levels of property crimes and paternity disputes.
Professor's Book Seeks to Illuminate the Facts on School Choice
Patrick J. Wolf, Distinguished Professor of Education Policy, has edited a book that dives into the scholarly research on school choice, from vouchers to charters to homeschooling.
Research Suggests College Visits Inspire Eighth-Graders to Pursue Higher Education
Doctoral students Elise Swanson and Katherine Kopotic have worked with schools to expose students to various aspects of campus life to see if those visits affect their likelihood of attending college.
Improving U.S. High Schools Focus of Lecture
Harvard's Jal Mehta will address "The Elusive Quest for Ambitious Schooling: Inside the Effort to Remake the American High School" at noon Friday, Jan. 18, in GRAD 243.
Funding Gap Grows Between Public Charters and Traditional Public Schools
Researchers found a funding discrepancy in the 14 cities studied that continues to favor traditional public schools.
Scholarship That's More Than 'Dollars for Scholars' Lecture Topic
Lindsay C. Page of the University of Pittsburgh will review the Dell Scholars program, which provides scholarships and financial support for students from low-income families
Education Agencies' Use of Evidence Lecture Topic
Cara Jackson, an associate partner with the national nonprofit Bellwether Education Partners, will discuss "Evidence Use in Federal, Local and Non-Profit Education Agencies" on Nov. 2.
Two Specialists Consider Changes in Education Spending
Kieran M. Killeen and Thomas A. Downes will address the responsiveness of supplementary education spending at a noon lunch program in Room 343 of the Graduate Education Building.
Education Reform Professor Jay Greene to Lecture on 'B.S.'
Greene's lecture offers a preview of an Honors College Signature Seminar he will teach during the spring semester.