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Closing the Gap: Promising Strategies for Reducing the Achievement Gap

Friday, February 02 -
The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Welcome: Benno C. Schmidt and John Chubb, Edison Schools

ISSUES IN EDUCATION

a Brown Center series:

Feb. 24:
Vouchers and Charter Schools

Mar. 20:
Transforming American Schools

Apr. 11:
Teacher’s Unions

May 15-16:
Annual Brown Center conference. Topic: Educational standards

Sep. 5-14:
A National Tour to announce the release of the inaugural Brown Center Report on American Education

Feb. 2, 2001:
Closing the Gap: Promising school strategies for narrowing the achievement gap between white and minority students


For further information on these events and other Brown Center activities, please visit the Brown Center on the web


Research
Panel 1: Resource Issues

Moderator:
Tom Loveless, Brown Center on Education Policy, The Brookings Institution

Abstract of Paper: “Would Smaller Classes Help Close the Black-White Achievement Gap?”
Authors: Alan Krueger and Diane Whitmore, Princeton University
Discussant:
Jens Ludwig, Georgetown University

Abstract of Paper: “The Role of Federal Resources in Closing the Achievement Gaps of
Minority and Disadvantaged Students”
Authors:
David
Grissmer and Ann Flanagan, RAND
Discussant:

Tom Toch, Brown Center on Education Policy
Discussion

Research
Panel 2: Program Issues

Moderator:
John Chubb, Edison Schools
Abstract of Paper: “Reducing the Gap: Success for All and the Achievement of African-American Students”
Author:
Robert Slavin, Johns Hopkins University
Discussant:
Julia Lara, Council of Chief State School Officers

Abstract of Paper: “Track Assignment and the Black-White Test Score Gap: Divergent Evidence from Analyses of 1980 and 1990 Sophomores”
Author:
Samuel Lucas, University of California, Berkeley
Discussant:

Dominic Brewer, RAND
Discussion

Research
Panel 3: Systemic Issues

Moderator:
Tom Loveless
Abstract of Paper: “Exploring Explanations for Ethnic Differences in Voucher Impacts on Student Test Scores”
Authors:
Paul Peterson, Harvard University, and William Howell, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Discussant:
Dan Goldhaber, Urban Institute

Abstract of Paper: “Getting the Answers Right”
Authors:
Abigail
Thernstrom, Manhattan Institute, and Stephan Thernstrom, Harvard University
Discussant:
Ron Ferguson, Harvard University
Discussion

Practitioner
Panel
  David Levin, Principal, The KIPP Academy, Bronx, NY
  Vonnelle
Middleton, Principal, Edison-Friendship Public Charter School, Blow Pierce Campus, Washington, D.C.
John Pannell, Principal, Edison-Friendship Public Charter School, Chamberlain Campus, Washington, D.C.
  Pamela Massey, Lead Teacher, Edison-Friendship Public Charter School, Chamberlain Campus, Washington, D.C.
Discussion
Closing:
 
John
Chubb and Tom Loveless