Lecture Series

The University of Arkansas Department of Education Reform is pleased to announce these events as part of our 2016-2017 Lecture Series. Unless otherwise indicated, all lectures will be held at 12:00 PM in GRAD 309. Please make sure to RSVP before 1:00 PM on the Wednesday before the scheduled lecture. If you have any questions, please direct them to Kaitlin Anderson.

Fall 2016 Lecture Series

September 23, 2016: Diane Schanzenbach

Associate Professor, Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern University, School of Education and Social Policy

Lecture Title: School Finance Reform and the Distribution of Student Achievement

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October 7, 2016: Johnny Key

Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner

Lecture Title: Arkansas Vision for Excellence in Education

Suggested Readings: TBA

October 21, 2016: Matthew Steinberg

Assistant Professor of Education, University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education

Lecture Title: Rolling Back Zero Tolerance: Evidence on the Scope and Impact of Discipline Policy Reform

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October 28, 2016: Jonathan Zimmerman

Professor of History of Education, University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education

Lecture Title: "The Birds, the Bees, and the World: Sex Education and the Dilemmas of Multiculturalism in the Age of Globalization"

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November 18, 2016: Mark Lipsey

Research Professor in the Department of Human & Organizational Development and Director of the Peabody Research Institute, Vanderbilt University, Peabody College of Education and Human Development

Lecture Title: Are the Expectations for State-Funded Pre-K Realistic? The Tennessee Pre-K Study and Reflections about its Implications

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December 2, 2016: Gary Painter

Professor and Director of Social Policy, University of Southern California, Sol Price Center for Social Innovation

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Spring 2017 Lecture Series

January 27, 2017: Tim Sass

Distinguished University Professor, Department of Economics, Fiscal Research Center, Usery Workplace Research Group, Georgia State University

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February 3, 2017: David Campbell

Packey J. Dee Professor of American Democracy and Chair of the Department of Political Science, University of Notre Dame

Lecture Title: Testing Civics: State-Level Civic Education Requirements and Political Knowledge

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February 10, 2017: Michael Gottfried

Associate Professor of Education, University of California, Santa Barbara, The Gevirtz Graduate School of Education

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February 17, 2017: Dick Komer

Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice

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February 24, 2017: Matt Kraft

Assistant Professor of Education and Economics, Brown University, The Population Studies and Training Center

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March 10, 2017: Christy Lleras

Associate Professor of Human and Community Development, University of Illinois

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March 31, 2017: Gary Henry

Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Public Policy and Education, Vanderbilt University, Peabody College of Education and Human Development

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April 7, 2017: Laura Crispin

Assistant Professor of Economics, St. Joseph's University

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April 14, 2017: Paco Martorell

Assistant Professor in Education Policy, University of California, Davis, School of Education

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