Events

Texas Schools Project Seminar Series

Texas Schools Project hosts seminars focusing on education research. Our invited speakers include economists and leading education researchers.

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2011-2012 Seminar Schedule  (Click on date for details and links.)
September 16, 2011 - Rodney J. Andrews, The University of Texas at Dallas
January 20, 2012 - C. Kirabo Jackson, Northwestern University
February 17, 2012 - Joshua A. Price, The University of Texas at Arlington
March 9, 2012 - Madeline Mavrogordato, Vanderbilt University
April 20, 2012 - TBA

Sept. 16, 2011 Rodney J. Andrews, The University of Texas at Dallas
"Quantile Effects of College Quality on the Distribution of Earnings"
Invitation   I   Bio   I   Paper   I   Slides   I   Video
Jan. 20, 2012 C. Kirabo Jackson, Northwestern University
"The Effects of a Novel Incentive-Based High School Intervention on College Outcomes"
Invitation   I   Bio   I   Paper   I   Slides   I   Video
Feb. 17, 2012 Joshua A. Price, The University of Texas at Arlington
"The Effect of Instructor Race and Gender on Student Persistence in STEM Fields"
Invitation   I   Bio   I   Paper   I   Slides   I   Video
Mar. 9, 2012 Madeline Mavrogordato, Vanderbilt University
"Ready, Set, Reclassify: What Factors Shape ELL Reclassification?"
Invitation   I   Bio   I   Paper   I   Slides   I   Video

2010-2011 Seminar Schedule  (Click on date for details and links.)
September 3, 2010 - Luke Miller, Urban Institute
October 1, 2010 - Kalena Cortes, Syracuse University
November 12, 2010 - Paco Martorell, RAND - TO BE RESCHEDULED
December 3, 2010 - Jessica Howell, Sacramento State
January 14, 2011 - Paco Martorell, RAND
February 4, 2011 - Timothy Diette, Washington & Lee University - TO BE RESCHEDULED
March 4, 2011 - Stella M. Flores, Vanderbilt University
April 1, 2011 - Charles Clotfelter, Duke University
May 6, 2011 - Timothy Diette, Washington & Lee University

Sept. 3, 2010 Luke Miller, Urban Institute
"Increasing College-Readiness: High School Reform in North Carolina"
Invitation   I   Bio   I   Paper   I   Slides   I   Video
Oct. 1, 2010 Kalena Cortes, Syracuse University
"Ranking Up by Moving Out: The Effect of the Texas Top 10% Plan on Property Values"
Invitation   I   Bio   I   Paper   I   Slides
Nov. 12, 2010 Paco Martorell, RAND - TO BE RESCHEDULED
"High School Degrees and College Attainment"
Invitation   I   Bio   I   Slides
Dec. 3, 2010 Jessica Howell, Sacramento State
"Ready or Not? California's Early Assessment Program & the Transition to College"
Invitation   I   Bio   I   Slides   I   Video
Jan. 14, 2011 Paco Martorell, RAND
"High School Degrees and College Attainment"
Invitation   I   Bio   I   Slides
Feb. 4, 2011 Timothy Diette, Washington & Lee University - TO BE RESCHEDULED
"Do Immigrants Impact the Test Scores of Nonimmigrants?: Lessons from the North Carolina Public School System"
Invitation   I   Bio
Mar. 4, 2011 Stella M. Flores, Vanderbilt University
"Unpacking College Success in Texas: The Enrollment and College Completion Gap by Race and Ethnicity at the Turn of the CenturyĆ®
Invitation   I   Bio   I   Slides   I   Video
Apr. 1, 2011 Charles Clotfelter, Duke University
"Big-Time College Sports in American Universities"
Invitation   I   Bio   I   Website   I   Excerpt   I   Video
May 6, 2011 Timothy Diette, Washington & Lee University
"Do Immigrants Impact the Test Scores of Nonimmigrants?: Lessons from the North Carolina Public School System"
Invitation   I   Bio   I   Slides   I   Video

Questions?
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2009-2010 Seminars  (Click on date for details and links.)
August 21, 2009 - Jim VanOverschelde, TEA
September 18, 2009 - Colby Stoever, THECB
October 16, 2009 - Jordan Matsudaira, Cornell University
November 13, 2009 - Steve Rivkin, Amherst College
November 20, 2009 - Brian McCall & Steve DesJardins, University of Michigan
December 9, 2009 - Michael Hansen, The Urban Institute
January 15, 2010 - Terri Nelson, The University of Texas at Dallas
February 3, 2010 - Scott Imberman, University of Houston
February 19, 2010 - Cliff Adelman, Institute of Higher Education Policy
March 3, 2010 - Karen Watt, The University of Texas - Pan American
April 7, 2010 - Kristin Klopfenstein, Texas Schools Project
April 16, 2010 - Mike Lovenheim, Cornell University

Aug. 21, 2009 Jim VanOverschelde, Texas Education Agency
"The State of English Language Learners"
Invitation   I   Bio   I   Slides
Sept. 18, 2009 Colby Stoever, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
"Pathways: Understanding High School to College Course Alignment"
Invitation   I   Bio   I   Slides   I   Video
Oct. 16, 2009 Jordan Matsudaira, Cornell University
"Sinking or Swimming: Bilingual Education and the Achievement of Immigrant Youth"
Invitation   I   Bio   I   Slides   I   Video
Nov. 13, 2009
GR2.302
3:00 - 4:00pm
Steve Rivkin, Amherst College
"Do Disadvantaged Urban Schools Lose Their Best Teachers?"
Invitation   I   Bio   I   Paper   I   Slides
Nov. 20, 2009 11:00am - 12:00pm
Brian McCall, University of Michigan
"Regression Discontinuity Design: Econometric Issues"
Invitation   I   Bio   I   Slides   I   Video
12:00-1:00pm
Steve DesJardins, University of Michigan
"Investigating the Effects of the Gates Millennium Scholars and Washington State Achievers Programs"
Invitation   I   Bio   I   Paper-GMS   I   Paper-WSA   I   Slides   I   Video
Dec. 9, 2009
(Wednesday)
Michael Hansen, The Urban Institute
"The Influence of Career Concerns on Teachers' Effort"
Invitation   I   Bio   I   Paper   I   Slides
Jan. 15, 2010 Terri Nelson, The University of Texas at Dallas
"Books, Babies or Both? Dropouts & Pregnancies in Texas Public Schools"
Invitation   I   Bio   I   Abstract   I   Slides   I   Video
Feb. 3, 2010 Scott Imberman, University of Houston
"Dressed for Success? The Effect of School Uniforms on Student Achievement and Behavior"
Invitation   I   Bio   I   Abstract   I   Paper   I   Slides   I   Video
Feb. 19, 2010 Cliff Adelman, Institute of Higher Education Policy
"The Spaces Between Numbers: Getting International Data on Higher Education Straight"
Invitation   I   Bio   I   Paper   I   Slides   I   Video
Mar. 3, 2010 Karen Watt, The University of Texas - Pan American
"Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Research: 2002-2010"
Invitation   I   Bio   I   Slides   I   Handout   I   Video
Apr. 7, 2010 Kristin Klopfenstein, Texas Schools Project
"The AP Arms Race: Is Grade Weighting to Blame?"
Invitation   I   Bio   I   Paper   I   Slides   I   Video
Apr. 16, 2010 Mike Lovenheim, Cornell University
"The Effect of Housing Wealth on College Choice: Evidence from the Housing Boom"
Invitation   I   Bio   I   Paper   I   Slides   I   Video

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