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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  

Scalia's Constitution: Essays on Law and Education
September 15, 2017
Hoover Institution, Washington, D.C.

The Future of School Choice: Helping Students Succeed
September 28—29, 2017
JFK School of Government, Harvard University


Thursday, October 12
Using Blended Learning to Design Schools that Motivate
Diane Tavenner
Founder and CEO of Summit Public Schools
Location: CPL Darman Seminar Room, Taubman 135, HKS

Tuesday, October 31
School Reform in New Mexico
Hanna Skandera
Former Secretary of Education, New Mexico
Location: TBA

Thursday, November 2
An Education Policy Discussion with Jason Riley
Jason Riley
The Wall Street Journal
Location: CPL Darman Seminar Room, Taubman 135, HKS

Thursday, November 9
Advocating for School Reform
Michelle Rhee
Founder, StudentsFirst
Location: CPL Darman Seminar Room, Taubman 135, HKS

Thursday, November 30
Continuing Change in Newark: An update
Christopher Cerf
State District Superintendent, Newark, New Jersey
Location: TBA

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


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

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

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