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Established in 1996 under the direction of Paul E. Peterson, the Program on Education Policy and Governance (PEPG) has distinguished itself as a significant contributor to the systematic analysis of education policy and governing arrangements. Located within Harvard University's Government Department and the Kennedy School of Government's Taubman Center for State and Local Government, PEPG continues to fulfill its core missions:

  • Provide high-level scientific training for young scholars who can make independent contributions to scholarly research;
  • Foster a national community of reform-minded scientific researchers; and
  • Produce path-breaking studies that provide a scientific basis for school reform policy.

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The 2020 PEPG Annual Report is now available. Click for the latest from PEPG as well as all previous reports.

Fertile Soil? How Information Does (and Does Not) Shape Attitudes toward School Choice in Rural America
New research from M. Danish Shakeel and Michael Henderson. Click for more research.

Who Benefits from Local Financing of Public Services? A Causal Analysis
New research from Carlos X. Lastra-Anadón and Paul E. Peterson. Click for more research.

Public Support Grows for Higher Teacher Pay and Expanded School Choice
Results from the 2019 EdNext Poll were discussed at the Hoover Institution in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 13, 2019. Click for details.

Read the latest EdNext-PEPG poll results.


EDUCATION NEXT

Master's, Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities in Education Entrepreneurship

Available at the Harvard Program on Education Policy and Governance Harvard Kennedy School

Applications are invited for master's, doctoral, and postdoctoral fellowships focused on Education Entrepreneurship and Education Policy with the Program on Education Policy and Governance (PEPG) at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS).

Click here for application deadlines and full fellowship requirements

2020 PEPG Annual Report

Discover the latest from PEPG in teaching, research and outreach, including papers, editorials and a note from PEPG director Paul E. Peterson.

Click here for more from the 2020 report.

Support Builds For Making the SAT Untimed For Everyone
A possible solution to the "Gaming the System" problem
By Greg Toppo

A Digital Path to a Diploma
Online credit-recovery classes are a lifeline—and ripe for abuse
By David Loewenberg

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RECENT RESEARCH AND BOOKS PEPG IN THE NEWS PROGRAM NEWS

Fertile Soil? How Information Does (and Does Not) Shape Attitudes toward School Choice in Rural America
M. Danish Shakeel
Michael Henderson

Who Benefits from Local Financing of Public Services? A Causal Analysis
Carlos X. Lastra-Anadón
Paul E. Peterson

Experimentally Estimated Impacts of School Voucher on Educational Attainments of Moderately and Severely Disadvantaged Students
Albert Cheng
Matthew M. Chingos
Paul E. Peterson

The Unwavering SES Achievement Gap: Trends in U.S. Student Performance
Eric A. Hanushek
Paul E. Peterson
M. Danish Shakeel
Laura M. Talpey
Ludger Woessmann

Experimental Estimates of Impacts of Cost-Earnings Information on Adult Aspirations for Children's Postsecondary Education
Albert Cheng
Paul E. Peterson

April 7, 2019
Can We Fix the Schools? (Maybe Not.)
The Washington Post

March 18, 2019
The War on Poverty Remains a Stalemate
The Wall Street Journal

March 27, 2018
Exclusive Analysis: New Harvard Study Shows Public Support for Charter Schools Has Jumped 10 Points In Last Year
The 74

March 1, 2018
Former PEPG Fellow Martina G. Viarengo named Eishenhower Fellow for Spring Global Program 2018
EFWorld

Sept. 15, 2017
Legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia
C-SPAN

Feb. 6, 2017
The Search for Education Equity
NPR

 

The 2020 PEPG Annual Report is now available. Click for the latest from PEPG as well as all previous reports.

A Conversation on Empowering Parents with Secretary Betsy DeVos
PEPG co-sponsored a discussion with the U.S. Secretary of Education with the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Appointed Visiting Fellow to PEPG
Bush, 43rd Governor of Florida, founder and chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, and candidate for the 2016 Republican Party presidential nomination, will also deliver the 2016 Godkin Lecture on September 29.

Harvard Kennedy School launches new Fellowships in Education Entrepreneurs at PEPG - Multi-year grant will support tuition fellowships, policy research, and training

School Vouchers Help Low-income Minority Students Earn a College Degree - New research from Matthew M. Chingos and Paul E. Peterson.


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