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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  

July 31, 2015
Know-Nothings' Nativism, Catholic Education and School Choice

Metro Meeting Center, Boston
8:30 - 10:35 a.m.


Feb. 24, 2015
Weak Markets, Strong Teachers: Recessions at Career Start and Teacher Effectiveness
Markus Nagler, University of Munich and Martin West, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Event location: Center for Government and International Studies - S-050

March 12, 2015
Representation in the Classroom: The Effect of Own- Race/Ethnicity Teacher Assignment on Student Achievement
Anna J. Egalite, Harvard Kennedy School
Event location: Center for Government and International Studies - S-153
Download the accompanying paper

April 23, 2015
Validating Components of Teacher Effectiveness: Results from the National Center for Teacher Effectiveness (NCTE) project
Doug Staiger, Dartmouth University
Event location:  Center for Government and International Studies - Knafel-401

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?"