Policy Goes to School lecture

Policy Goes to School Lecture Series

UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz Graduate School of Education announces the 2018-19 “Policy Goes to School” Lecture Series. The three talks – all free and open to the public – will examine areas where current academic research sheds light on policy dilemmas in education. This year's theme is Teacher Policy Meets Educational Policy.

Fall Quarter

Monday, October 22, 5-6 pm, 1207 Education Building

Lucrecia Santibañez, Associate Professor at Claremont Graduate University's School of Educational Studies

“Bilingual Education on the Rise: Will the Teachers Be There?”

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Winter Quarter

Monday, March 18, 4-5 pm, 1201 Education Building

David Blazar. Assistant Professor, School of Education, University of Maryland College Park

"Challenges and Tradeoffs and 'Good' Teaching"

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Spring Quarter

Shaun Dougherty, Associate Professor of Public Policy & Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University



Any questions on the Policy Goes to School annual lecture series?  Please contact Michael Gottfried.




The previous Policy Goes to School lectures:


November 17, 2017
Dr. Daniel Klasik, George Washington University,  “Not Everyone Wants to Go to Stanford: Geographic Variation in Where Students Apply to College”
Dr. Jason Taylor, University of Utah, “Delivering the Promise: Assessing the Salt Lake Community College Promise Program”

January 29, 2018
Cassandra Guarino, UC Riverside, “Are Women Taking Care of the Academic Family?”

June 6, 2018
Rachel Baker, UC Irvine, “Understanding and Affecting College Students’ Path to Success”


October 12, 2016
Michael Gottfried, UC Santa Barbara, “Children with Disabilities in Full-Day Kindergarten: Effects & Policy Implications”

January 30, 2017
Ethan Hutt, University of Maryland College Park, “Long-Term Relationships: How Longitudinal Datasets Shaped Our Views of Educational Attainment, Inequality, and the American School System”

June 5, 2017
Brooks Bowden, North Carolina State University, “Simplifying Cost Research Design for Educational Field Trials”