Education Policy Initiative (EPI)/CLOSUP Conferences
The EPI/CLOSUP Michigan School Districts Conference
Ann Arbor, December 5, 2007
An Agenda-setting Conference Sponsored by:
The Education Policy Initiative (EPI) at the
Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP)
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
The goal of this conference is to provide school district leaders and EPI researchers an opportunity to exchange ideas and to brainstorm about potential collaborations. Researchers will present case studies of academic studies that have been conducted in collaboration with school districts, with a special focus on the research process. District officials and the researchers will discuss the various district priorities and begin to build relationships that are intended to lead to future collaborative projects.
The agenda as well as the powerpoint presentations are provided below.
- A Guide to Education Research in the Era of Accountability (Brian Jacob, Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy, University of Michigan)
- School Reform and Beyond (Brian Rowan, UM School of Education and Institute for Social Research, and David Featherman, Institute for Social Research)
- A Tale of Two Evaluations: A Randomized Evaluation of Teacher Mentoring and Induction and A Randomized Evaluation of Reading Comprehension Instruction for Struggling Readers in the Upper Elementary" (Steve Glazerman, Mathematica Policy Research) [paper not yet available.]
- Technology's Edge: The Educational Benefits of Computer-Aided Instruction (Lisa Barrow, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)