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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 Colloquium Series with the expressed purpose of providing the Harvard community with greater access to cutting-edge education research.

Fall 2023 Colloquium Series


The Fall 2023 Colloquium Series has concluded. Watch videos from this semester's events here, and check back soon for Spring 2024 Colloquium Series dates.

All events run from 12 to 1:15 p.m. A light lunch will be served. Events are free and open to the public. Please R.S.V.P. to attend.

Colloquium archive
Previous colloquium speakers, videos and materials are available here.


Emerging School Models: Moving from Alternative to Mainstream

Conference logo featuring title Emerging School Models - Moving from Alternative to MainstreamSeptember 28-29, 2023

Microschools, classical schools, new forms of homeschooling, and other emerging school models are moving into the mainstream. But who are they serving? How much potential do they have to truly transform education? What does the latest research say? To explore these questions, the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University hosted a conference on emerging school models at Harvard Kennedy School, on Thursday, September 28 and Friday, September 29, 2023.

Governor Kevin Stitt of Oklahoma delivered the keynote address for the conference on Thursday evening. Governor Stitt has been a strong voice for educational innovation and has recently signed a universal private school tax credit law. The conference featured leading educators, entrepreneurs, and researchers. Sessions were highly interactive, creating opportunities for discussion between panelists and the attendees.

Watch video from the conference
For past events and conferences, please visit our archive.