The Chicago Education Workshop Lecture Series

    1200 noon until 120 pm
   Stuart Hall, Room STU 105 

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

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          Workshop on Education Spring Quarter 2016 

Apr 5 Howard Bloom, Chief Social Scientist, MDRC
Title: Can Small High Schools of Choice Improve Educational
Prospects for Disadvantaged Students? 
Apr 12 Perla Gamez, Assistant of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Loyola University Chicago  
Title: Classroom-Based Language Interactions and Language-Minority Learners' Language and Literacy Skills
Apr 19 Presenters from University of Chicago Consortium on School Research
Apr 26 Susan E. Sporte, Director of Operations and
Jennie Y. Jiang, Senior Research Analyst, University of Chicago Consortium on School Research
Title: Teacher Evaluation in Practice: An Implementation Study of Chicago's New Teacher Evaluation Study
May 3 Na'ilah Suad Nasir, Vice Chancellor, Equity & Inclusion, Birgeneau Chair for Educational Disparities, University of California at Berkeley 
Title: The Mechanisms of Educational Inequality: How Race Operates in Schools, and What We Can Do About It
May 10  No Workshop 
May 17 Elizabeth Gunderson, Assistant Professor of Psychology, 
Temple University
Title: Parents' Role in the Development of Academic Motivation
May 24 Rebecca Hinze-Pifer, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
May 31 Nolan Pope, University of Chicago 

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.