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U of A Scholars Find That Private School Choice Can Reduce Criminal Accusations, Convictions
A professor and a recent doctoral recipient from the university have found that access to private school choice can reduce the likelihood of young adults being charged or convicted of crimes.
Alumni Aid Johns Hopkins Research Into 'Systemic Dysfunctions' in Rhode Island School System
Alumni Angela Watson and Ian Kingsbury, who just finished his doctorate, helped Johns Hopkins researchers evaluate the school system of Providence, Rhode Island, and found appalling conditions.
U of A Professor Albert Cheng Appointed Cardus Senior Fellow
Albert Cheng, a professor at the University of Arkansas, has joined Cardus Education — a non-partisan, faith-based think tank — as a senior fellow.
'Insider' Discusses Working With Washington
Patricia Moore Shaffer, deputy director for Research and Analysis at the National Endowment for the Arts, will speak at noon Friday, April 12, in Graduate Education Building room 243.
Guest Lecturer to Discuss Teacher Retirement Plans
Chad Aldeman, principal at Bellwether Education Partners for its Policy and Thought Leadership team, will speak on Social Security and teacher pensions at noon Friday, April 5, in GRAD 343.
RAND Researcher Explores Middle School Algebra
Andrew McEachin, also a policy researcher in economics, statistics and sociology for RAND Corp., will speak on middle school algebra. The lecture will be at noon Friday, March 29, in GRAD 243.
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.