2013 EPS Conference



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Educational Policy Studies
School of Education
UW - Madison
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MadisonWI  53706

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Conference Video and Audio


Segments of our 10th Annual Conference are now available to stream online thanks to our partnership with Wisconsin Eye. Streaming video and audio clips are available for both days of our conference.

Click here to stream audio and video from Day 1 (March 21, 2013)

Click here to stream audio and video from Day 2 (March 22, 2013)

A Nation at Risk? Reflections on the Past and Future of U.S. Public Education

10th Annual Educational Policy Studies Conference

March 21-22, 2013

Download the 2013 EPS Conference flier (PDF)

Thursday, March 21, 2013
8:00 AM: Coffee and conversation

8:30-10:00AM: Public Discourse on American Education


Michael Apple, Curriculum & Instruction & EPS, UW-Madison
Nancy Kendall, EPS, UW-Madison
Gloria Ladson-Billings, Curriculum & Instruction & EPS, UW-Madison
Chair: Bill Reese, EPS & History, UW-Madison

10:15-11:45 AM: Race/Ethnicity and the Evolution of U.S. Public Education

Jack Dougherty, Trinity College

Adrienne Dixson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Michael Fultz, EPS, UW-Madison
Chair: Dean Julie Underwood, School of Education


1:00-2:30 PM: The Legacies and Future of Public Higher Education in the U.S.

Harry Brighouse, Philosophy & EPS, UW-Madison
Sara Goldrick-Rab, EPS & Sociology, UW-Madison

Daniel Kleinman, Sociology, UW-Madison
Chair: Noah Feinstein, Curriculum & Instruction, UW-Madison

3:00-4:30 PM: Federal Involvement in U.S. K-12 Education since the Second World War

Maris Vinovskis, University of Michigan
Chair: Adam Nelson, EPS & History, UW-Madison


7:00-8:30: The Chicago Teachers Strike: Reframing Education Reform and Teacher Unions

Pauline Lipman, University of Illinois-Chicago
Discussants: Chad Alan Goldberg, Sociology, UW-Madison
                  John Matthews, Madison Teachers Inc.

Friday, March 22, 2013

8:00 AM: Coffee and conversation

8:30-10:00 AM: Place, Space, and Public Education

Bianca Baldridge, EPS, UW-Madison

Linn Posey-Maddox, EPS, UW-Madison

Peter Miller, Education Leadership & Policy Analysis, UW-Madison

Chair: Jack Dougherty, Trinity College

10:15-11:45 AM: Future Challenges, Roles, & Opportunities for Public Education

Robert Asen, Communication Arts, UW-Madison
Constance Flanagan, Interdisciplinary Studies, UW-Madison

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