The Chicago Education Workshop Lecture Series


1200 noon until 120 pm
Albert Pick Hall - 5828 S University Avenue - Room P 016

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 detailed presentations, discussions and critical evaluations 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 their next 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 Talia Berkowitz, Student Coordinator at   

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

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Workshop on Education Presenters  
Autumn 2015  Quarter

Oct 6 Karthik Muralidharan, Associate Professor of Economics, University of California at San Diego
Title: Double for Nothing? Experimental Evidence on the Impace of an Unconditional Teacher Salary Increase on Student Performance in Indonesia
Oct 13 Sebastian V. Gallegos, Harris School, University of Chicago
Title: Rescuing Low Income, High Ability Students
Oct 20 Sara Heller, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Title:  The Heterogeneous Effects of Summer Jobs: Evidence from Two Field Experiments
Oct 27 Anna Shusterman, Associate Professor of Psychology, Wesleyan University
Title: Kindergarten Kickstart Summer Pre-K: A Radical Experiment in Briding Research and Practice
Christopher Walters,  Assistant Professor, University of  California at Berkeley
Title: Leveraging Lotteries for School Value-added: Testing and Estimation
Nov 10 Lauren Sartain, Research Analyst, Consortium on Chicago School Research, Marisa de la Torre, Associate Director for Professional Development, Consortium on Chicago School Research, and Lisa Barrow, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Title: Improving Access to High-Quality Schools for Distadvantaged Youth: Selective High Schools in Chicago
Nov 17 OPEN
Dec 1 Marshall Jean, IES Fellow, Department of Sociology
Title: Tracking and the Development of Learning Behaviors in High Schools

Past Events

The University of Chicago Committee on Education
Now that we know that, what do we do? Building the capacity of neighborhood high schools
presenter: Melissa Roderick, Hermon Dunlap Smith Professor
School of Social Service Administration
Thu Mar 29, 2012
In this session, Professor Roderick, with NCS co-director Mary Ann Pitcher and Colleagues, discussed NCS's approach to improving college enrollment and college match through a professional network of counselors and a partnership with the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. 

Economic Models in Education Research Workshop
Committee on Education at the University of Chicago and the National Opinion Research Center
Thu, Apr 7 and Fri, Apr 8, 2011

Conference on Economic Analysis and Education Policy
Fri, Jun 7, 2010
Organized by Derek Neal of the University of Chicago, this conference is co-sponsored with the Searle Freedom Trust and the University of Chicago Committee on Education.
The Program and papers are available on the MFI website.