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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  

Friday, September 19
Equal Access to Excellence: Charter and District School Reform

PEPG will co-sponsor this diverse panel with the Pioneer Institute, featuring nationally recognized school reform experts who will discuss how best to make equal access to academic excellence a reality for schoolchildren.
8 - 10 a.m., Omni Parker House, Boston, Mass.
Click here for more information and to register


Tuesday, September 13
Ten-Year Trends in Public Opinion from the Ed Next Poll
Paul E. Peterson, Harvard University and Martin West, Harvard Graduate School of
WAPPP Cason Seminar Room, Taubman 102, HKS

Tuesday, September 20
Unconventional Measures of Grit
Albert Cheng, Harvard Kennedy School
CPL Darman Seminar Room, Taubman 135, HKS

Thursday, September 29
The Future of School Reform
Jeb Bush, former Governor, State of Florida
Land Lecture Hall, Belfer 400, HKS

Tuesday, October 18
Jane Friesen, Simon Fraser University
WAPPP Cason Seminar Room, Taubman 102, HKS

Tuesday, October 25
What Parents Think about Public, Private and Charter Schools: A nationwide survey
Paul E. Peterson, Harvard University
WAPPP Cason Seminar Room, Taubman 102, HKS

Thursday, November 17
John White, Superintendent of Education, State of Louisiana
CPL Darman Seminar Room, Taubman 135, HKS (TBC)

Events run from Noon to 1:15 p.m. A light lunch will be provided.

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?"