The Chicago Education Workshop Lecture Series

The Chicago Education Workshop Lecture Series
1200 noon until 120 pm
Stuart Hall - 5835 South Greenwood Avenue
Room 104

The Workshop on Education alternates between two types of sessions: 

  1. The New Findings in Education section functions as a typical University of Chicago Workshop with detialed presentations, discussions and critical eveluations of new findings.  Presentations are presented by university faculty and students, as well as experts from other universities.   
  2. Methodology sessions involve student presentations of works-in-progress.  Discussion is aimed at helping colleagues plan theirnext steps.  

For additional information on the Workshop on Education Lecture Series, or to be added to the distribution list, or persons with disabilities who may need assistance, please contact Darnell Leatherwood, Workshop Coordinator at  

Stephen Raudenbush is the Committee on Education Chair and Faculty Representative. 

Workshop Schedule - Spring Quarter
Mar 27 - Jun 10, 2017
Apr 4 Mark Berends, Professor of Sociology, University of Notre Dame, and
Co-Presenter, R. Joseph Waddington, University of Kentucky
Title: School Choice in Indiana: Impacts of Charter Schools and School 
Vouchers on Student Achievement Outcomes
Apr 11 Roberto G. Gonzales, Assistant Professor of Education, Harvard University,
Graduate School of Education
Title: From Undocumented to DAC Amented: Understanding Immigration
Status in a New Policy Context
Apr 18 Christopher Walters, Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of
Economics, University of Chicago
Title: Do Parents Care About School Effectiveness
Apr 25 Russell Bittmann, PhD Candidate, Department of Economics, University
of Chicago (reschedule) 
May 2 Meira Levinson, Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School 
of Education
Title: Should We Create a Field of Educatioal Ethics Modeled on Bioethics? 
May 9 Veronica Terriques, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of
California at Santa Cruz
Title: Legal Status, Volunteer Associations, and the Civic Engagement of
Latino Youth: Implications for Civics Education 
May 16 Meredith Rowe, Associate Professor, Harvard University, Graduate School
of Education
Title: Socioeconomic Dispartities in Early Language Development: 
Prevention and Intervention 
May 23 Rucker Johnson, Associate Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy,
University of California at Berkeley
Title: Reducing Inequality Through Dynamic Complementarity: Evidence from
Head Start & Public School Spending
(joint with Kirabo Jackson) 

Workshop Schedule - Winter Quarter 
Jan 3 - Mar 18, 2017 
Jan 10 Sally Sadoff, Assistant Professor of Economics and Strategic
Management, University of California at San Diego 
Title: Differences in Motivation and Effort Across Students
Jan 17 David Figlio, Orrington Lunt Professor of Education and Social Policy,
Professor, Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern University
Title: Long-term Orientation and Educational Performance
Jan 24   James Murphy, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology,   
University of Chicago 
Title: Belonging, Status, and the Informed Organization of Peer Groups
in American High Schools
Jan 31 Stephen W. Raudenbush, Lewis-Sebring Distinguished Service
Professor, Chair, Committee on Education, University of Chicago 
Title: Fixed Effects, Random Effects, and Random Coefficients: Implications
for Valid Causal Inference
Feb 7 Stephen W. Raudenbush, Lewis-Sebring Distinguished 
Service Professor, Chair, Committee on Education, and Chris J. Young, 
PhD, Statistician, University of Chicago 
Title: What Does it Mean to Close Achievement Gaps? An Application of 
Item Response Theory 
Feb 14 Sarah Komisarow, Assistant Professor, Sanford School of Public Policy, 
Duke University
Title: Community Crime Monitoring and Schooling Outcomes: Evidence from 
Chicago's Safe Passages Program
(co-authored with Robert Gonzalez)
Feb 21 No Workshop
Feb 28 No Workshop 
Mar 7 Stephen W. Raudenbush, Lewis-Sebring Distinguished Service Professor, 
Chair, Committee on Education and Lisa Rosen, Exectuive Director, UChicago
Science of Learning Center 
Title: The Impact Reading and Math Achievement of Attending the University 
of Chicago Elementary Charter School  

          Raudenbush and Rosen will discuss work from the forthcoming book
The Ambitious Elementary Elementary School: Its Conception, Design
and Implications for Educational Equality
, by Elizabeth McGhee Hassrick,
Stephen W. Raudenbush and Lisa Rosen.  The presentation will focus
on Chapter 8, The Impact of Attending an Ambititious Elementary
, coauthored with Daniel Schwartz, Department of Statistics at the
University of Chicago.  

Past Events
2016 Winter and 2016 Spring Quarter 
Jan 12 Ronald F. Ferguson, Harvard University
Jan 19 Robert Roeser, Portland State University
Jan 26 Juanna Joensen, Senior Research Associate
University of Chicago
Feb 2 Michael Dinnerstein, Department of Economics 
University of Chicago
Feb 9 Elaine Allensworth and Val Michelman
The Consortium at the University of Chicago
Feb 23 Chris Rozek, University of Chicago
Mar 1 Andrea Jenkins, University of Chicago
Mar 8 Jennifer Delaney, UIC at Urbana Champaign
Apr 5 Howard Bloom MDRC
Apr 12 Perla Gamez, Loyola University
Apr 26 Sue Sporte and Jennie Jiang
The Consortium at the University of Chicago
May 3 Na'ilah Suad Nasir, University of California at Berkeley
May 17 Elizabeth Gunderson, Temple University
May 24 Rebecca Hinze-Pifer, University of Chicago
May 31 Nolan Pope, University of Chicago