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Educational Policy Studies 2015 Conference

African Studies Program, UW-Madison

Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 4:00 PM - Friday, April 10, 2015 at 6:00 PM (CDT)

Educational Policy Studies 2015 Conference

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Conference & Reception Ended Free  

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Race, Class, and Inequality in American Education:
Placing the Local in Context 

Spring 2015

Thursday, April 9:

4-5:30 P.M.:  Keynote Wisconsin Idea Room, Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall.

Welcome: Stacey Lee, Professor Educational Policy StudiesResponse:

  • Karl Alexander, Research Professor of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University

Friday, April 10th:

8:30-9:00 AM:      Coffee & Continental Breakfast 

9-11:30:         (Re)Framing the Discourse on Racial and Economic Disparities in
Student Achievement Great Hall (4th Floor) Memorial Union 

Welcome:  Dean Julie Underwood

  • Erica Nelson and Torry Winn, co-authors, Race to Equity Report 
  • Karen Menendez Coller, Executive Director, Centro Hispano of Dane Co.
  • Decoteau Irby, Assistant Professor of Administrative Leadership, UW Milwaukee
  • John Diamond, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, UW Madison 

    Response/Concluding Remarks, Adam Nelson, Professor of Educational Policy Studies

11:45-1:00: Graduate Student Presentations Education Building, rooms 290, 299, 298 and 291

1:10-3:30: Possibilities for Change: Spotlighting Local Practices Great Hall (4th Floor) Memorial Union
Welcome: Lesley Bartlett, Associate Professor of Educational Policy Studies

  • Aydin Bal, Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education
  • Tony Dugas, Principal, O’Keefe Middle School, MMSD
  • Ananda Mirilli, Restorative Justice Director, YWCA
  • Sara Goldrick-Rab, Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Founding Director of The Wisconsin HOPE Lab
  • Everett Mitchell, Director of Community Relations, UW Madison

    Response/Concluding Remarks, Michael Apple, Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Curriculum & Instruction

3:30-4:15 Shuttles to UW South Madison Partnership, 2312 S. Park St.  

4:30-6 Closing Speaker and Reception at UW South Madison Partnership

Introduction of Speaker: Bianca Baldridge, Assistant Professor of Educational Policy Studies

Closing Speaker: David Stovall, Associate Professor of Educational Policy Studies & African American Studies, University of Illinois, Chicago: "Troubling our Research: Moving Towards Struggle, Community Accountability and Justice".  

Conference Co-Sponsors:

Have questions about Educational Policy Studies 2015 Conference? Contact African Studies Program, UW-Madison

When & Where

University of Wisconsin-Madison
1000 Bascom Mall
Rm. 159
Madison, WI 53706

Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 4:00 PM - Friday, April 10, 2015 at 6:00 PM (CDT)

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African Studies Program, UW-Madison

The African Studies Program supports research, teaching, and outreach at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, bringing together a rich network of scholars in multiple disciplines, PK-16 educators, and community partners.

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