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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 Colloquia 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  



Thursday, October 18
The Miami Miracle: Innovation and Transformative Leadership in an Urban School District
Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Allison Dining Room, Taubman 520, HKS

Thursday, October 25
Chartering a Path Forward for KIPP: Where Should KIPP Be In the Next Decade?
Richard Barth, KIPP Public Schools
CPL Darman Seminar Room, Taubman 135, HKS

Thursday, November 29
Erica Suares, Office of the Senate Majority Leader, U.S. Congress
CPL Darman Seminar Room, Taubman 135, 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 Colloquia Series page.

Book Release Event: The Fight for the Best Public Charter Schools in the Nation

Join us for a lively discussion of Pioneer Institute’s new book, "The Fight for the Best Charter Public Schools in the Nation," featuring author Dr. Cara Stillings Candal, former state political leaders, and a panel of distinguished education experts, who will explore how we can reinvigorate the public appetite for these very effective schools.

RSVP at https://conta.cc/2NVbKVp by Oct. 9.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
6-7:50 p.m.
Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor, HKS




Learning from the Longterm Effects of School Choice in America
April 19, 2018
Click for agenda and additional information



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"