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Learning from the Longterm Effects of School Choice in America
April 19, 2018

Sponsored by: Program on Education Policy and Governance, Taubman Center for State and Local Government


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Thursday, April 19

7:15 AM: Breakfast

7:45 AM: Welcome and Opening Remarks
Paul E. Peterson
, Harvard University
Bill Oberndorf, American Federation for Children


8:00 AM — Panel I.

Chair: Steve Snyder, The 74

The Effects of Statewide Private School Choice on College Enrollment and Graduation
Matthew Chingos, Urban Institute

The Long-Term Effects of Public School Choice: Lottery Evidence from San Diego
Julian Betts, University of California, San Diego

Anna Egalite, North Carolina State University
John Kirtley, Step Up For Students

9:15 AM: Networking break


9:30 AM — Panel II.

Chair: Derrell Bradford, 50CAN

Exploring the Achievement-Attainment Disconnect in the Effects of Private School Choice Programs
Patrick Wolf, University of Arkansas

Michael McShane, EdChoice
Martin R. West, Harvard Graduate School of Education

10:30 AM: Networking break

10:45 AM — Panel III.

Chair: Chris Stewart, Wayfinder Foundation

The Effects of Private and Public Schools on Adult Life
David Sikkink, University of Notre Dame

The Impact of Democracy Prep Public Schools on Civic Participation
Brian Gill, Mathematica Policy Research

Darrell Allison, American Federation for Children
Robert Pondiscio, Thomas B. Fordham Institute

12:00 PM: Lunch
Charles Hotel Conference Pavilion (Longfellow Room)
(for conference participants and registered guests)


1:00 PM — Keynote Address

Governor Christopher T. Sununu
82nd Governor of the State of New Hampshire
Wexner Building, Room 434


1:45 PM — Panel IV.

Chair: Scott Jensen, Chartwell Strategic Advisors

The Long term impact of the New York City Scholarship Program: An Update
Paul E. Peterson, Harvard University

What Parents Think of Private, Charter and Public Schools
Albert Cheng, Harvard Kennedy School

Jim Stergios, Pioneer Institute
Emmerich Davies, Harvard Graduate School of Education

3:00 PM: Closing Remarks and Adjourn

For more information:

Antonio M. Wendland, Associate Director
Program on Education Policy and Governance
Kennedy School of Government - Harvard University
Phone: (617) 495-7976

Michael Poor, Staff Assistant
Phone: (617) 496-5488