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Race, Class, and Inequality in American Education: Placing the Local in Context

  • University of Wisconsin Madison Room 159 Education, 1000 Bascom Mall Madison, WI (map)

12th Annual Educational Policy Studies Conference

This event is free and open to the public thanks to the generous support of our conference co-sponsors, but advance registration is strongly recommended.

Day One: Thursday, April 9, 2015

4:00-5:30 PM: Welcome and Keynote Address

Welcome: Stacey Lee, Professor and Chair of Educational Policy Studies

Keynote: R. L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy, Associate Professor of Sociology and Black Studies at City College of New York
Karl Alexander, Research Professor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University

Day Two: Friday, April 10, 2015

8:30-9:00 AM: Coffee and Continental Breakfast

9:00-11:30 AM: (Re)Framing the Discourse on Racial and Economic Disparities in Student Achievement

Welcome: Dean Julie Underwood, School of Education

  • Erica Nelson and Torry Winn, co-authors of the 'Race to Equity Report'
  • Karen Menendez Coller, Executive Director of Centro Hispano of Dane County
  • Decoteau Irby, Assistant Professor of Administrative Leadership at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • John Diamond, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis

Response/Concluding Remarks: Adam Nelson, Professor of Educational Policy Studies

11:45 AM-1:00 PM: Graduate Student Presentations

1:10-3:30 PM: Possibilities for Change- Spotlighting Local Practices

Welcome: Lesley Bartlett, Associate Professor of Educational Policy Studies

  • Aydin Bal, Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education
  • Tony Dugas, Principal of O'Keefe Middle School, Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Ananda Mirilli, Restorative Justice Director at the YWCA Madison
  • Sara Goldrick-Rab, Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Founding Director of The Wisconsin HOPE Lab
  • Everett Mitchell, Director of Community Relations at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Response/Concluding Remarks: Michael Apple, Professor Educational Policy Studies and Curriculum & Instruction

3:30-4:15 PM: Shuttles available to UW South Madison Partnership, 2312 South Park Street

4:30-6:00 PM: Closing Speaker and Reception at UW South Madison Partnership

Introduction of Speaker: Bianca Baldridge, Assistant Professor of Educational Policy Studies

  • Closing Speaker: David Stovall, Associate Professor of Educational Policy Studies & African American Studies at the University of Illinois-Chicago

Conference Co-Sponsors

  • Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN)
  • Morgridge Center for Public Service
  • Partner Schools Network (PSN)
  • The Network
  • UW School of Education Qualitative Research Methods Minor Committee
  • The Wisconsin HOPE Lab