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PEPG events are intended to create an open academic environment in which top scholars can present and discuss the best current thinking on education policy and governance. Towards this end, the program has hosted numerous conferences and seminars since its founding in 1996. And in 2003, we initiated the Education Policy Colloquium Series with the expressed purpose of providing the Harvard community with greater access to cutting-edge education research. To hear about PEPG events as they are announced, subscribe to PEPG News.


upcoming events  


Wednesday, February 19
The Effects of Full-Day Prekindergarten: Experimental Evidence of Impacts on Children and their Families
Allison Atteberry, CU-Boulder School of Education  
WAPPP Cason Seminar Room, Taubman 102, HKS

Wednesday, February 26
Racial Diversity in the Teacher Pipeline
Melanie Rucinski, Harvard Kennedy School and Joshua Goodman, Brandeis Univeristy
Cosponsored by the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston
Bell Hall, Belfer 500, HKS

Wednesday, March 11
The Unexpected Consequences of Common Core: Student Achievement and Public School Flight"
Benjamin Arold, University of Munich and Dany Shakeel, Harvard Kennedy School
WAPPP Cason Seminar Room, Taubman 102, HKS

Wednesday, March 25
Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity
Elizabeth Setren, Department of Economics, Tufts University
WAPPP Cason Seminar Room, Taubman 102, HKS

Wednesday, April 8
Is Spending on Schools Efficient? A National Study of the Capitalization of School Spending and Local Taxes
Peter Blair, Harvard Graduate School of Education
WAPPP Cason Seminar Room, Taubman 102, HKS

Wednesday, April 22
More than dollars for scholars: The impact of the Dell Scholars Program on college access, persistence and degree attainment
Lindsay Page, University of Pittsburgh School of Education
WAPPP Cason Seminar Room, Taubman 102, HKS

Events run from Noon to 1:15 p.m. A light lunch will be provided.

For more information on event locations and times, visit the Colloquium Series page.




Thursday, November 21
U.S. Supreme Court Case – Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue

Please join Pioneer Institute, the Institute for Justice, and Harvard University’s Program on Education Policy and Governance for a discussion about the potentially landmark school choice and religious liberty case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS), Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue.
Location: Taubman Building, Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor, HKS
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Friday, September 13, 2019
Public Support Grows for Higher Teacher Pay and Expanded School Choice

Results from the 2019 Education Next Survey of American Public Opinion on Education
Hoover Institution, Washington, D.C.
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May 6-7, 2019
Education Cities: A Decade of Education Reform in American Cities

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Location: Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor, HKS

Paul E. Peterson and U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, Sept. 2017.


Paul E. Peterson and Roberto Rodríguez at the June 2010 PEPG Conference "Merit Pay: Will It Work? Is It Politically Viable?"


Paul E. Peterson and Margaret Spellings at a September 2008 Institute of Politics Event


Paul E. Peterson, Al Lindseth, and Rod Paige at the May 2004 PEPG Conference "50 Years after Brown"