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Beyond the GED: Can Adult Charters Help Close the Skills Gap?
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July 30, 2014

Time:09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: American Institutes For Research, Washington, DC -20007



Of the nearly 20 million adults in the U.S. without a high school degree, many lack basic literacy and numeracy skills, barring them from getting well-paid and, often, in-demand work. The GED is seen as a ticket to better employment, but is this basic credential enough in today’s complex job market?
 
(09:30 AM - 11:00 AM)
Deadline for Applications to 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
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August 01, 2014

All Day Event

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in more than 125 countries for the 2015-2016 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others.
 
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2014 Retirement Research Consortium Meeting
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August 07, 2014-August 08, 2014

All Day Event
Location: National Press Club, Washington, DC -20045



The 16th annual meeting of the Retirement Research Consortium will take place at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on August 7-8, 2014. The event is free of charge, but registration is required. The meeting is jointly funded by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, the NBER Retirement Research Center, the University of Michigan Retirement Research Center, and the Social Security Administration.
 
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APPAM Student Happy Hour
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August 26, 2014

Time:05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location: The University Club, Washington, DC -20005



Classes are back in session and there is no better time to get to know and network with other policy students in the DC area! Policy students of all levels are invited to join APPAM for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on August 26, 2014 at The University Club for a student happy hour.
 
(05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

IBM Center

Monday, July 28, 2014

The White/Black Educational Gap, Stalled Progress, and the Long-Term Consequences of the Emergence of Crack Cocaine Markets

Historically, there have been persistent differences between the high school completion rates and standardized test scores of white and black students. These differences narrowed between the mid-1960s and the mid-1980s as the educational outcomes of black students improved dramatically. Then, for reasons that previous researchers have been unable to explain, this progress stopped.

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2013 Fall Research Conference Poster Winners

November 7, 2013 12:22 PM

Best Dissertation in Public Policy and Management in Asia

Amit Patel, a postdoctoral research fellow at the George Mason University School of Public Policy, was selected as the winner of the Best Dissertation in Public Policy and Management in Asia. Patel’s dissertation, Slumulation: Framework to Explore Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Slum Formation in Ahmedabad, India, explores how slums form and expand, and what types of policy interventions could improve housing conditions for the urban poor. Earlier this year, Patel also received an Honorary Dissertation of the Year Award from NASPAA and the Joseph L. Fisher Doctoral Award from George Mason University. He received his Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the Center for Environmental Planning & Technology in India.

Thursday Poster Winners:

First place: Remedial Screening Tests, High School Grades, and College Success by Zun Tang and Sarah Truelsch, City University of New York

Second place: Improving the Measurement of STEM Gender and Racial Gaps in the Workforce by Yu-chieh Hsu, Janna E. Johnson, and Javaeria Qureshi, University of Illinois at Chicago

Third place: Is Facebook Making Us Greener? The Roles of Social Connectedness and Web Use in Shaping Conservation Priorities by Evan E. Johnson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Friday Poster Winners

First Place: The Bracero Program and Effects on Human Capital Investments in Mexico, 1942 - 1964 by Edward Lawrence Kosack, University of Colorado Boulder

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Second Place: Improving Energy Codes by Accounting for Social Damages by Grant D. Jacobsen, University of Oregon

(Note: We incorrectly listed Chris Calitz and Chris Millard, Johns Hopkins University, as the second place poster winner. Our apologies for the error.)

Third Place: Cliff Effects in Massachusetts Subsidized Child Care by Graham W. Wright, Brandeis University

Saturday Poster Winners

First Place: Are Increases in Maternal Education Positiver for Everyone? Testing Moderators of the Association Between Increases in Maternal Education and Children's Cognitive and Behavioral Outcomes by Jessica F. Harding and Pamela Morris, New York University.

Second Place: State Firearm Laws and Firearm Ownership and Safety Practices Among Families of Preschool Age Children by Kate C. Prickett, University of Texas at Austin; Alexa Martin-Storey, Universite de Sherbrooke; and Robert Crosnoe, University of Texas at Austin.

Third Place: Effect of Facility Security Level on Prison Misconduct: A Regression Discontinuity Design by Sarah Tahamont, University of California, Berkeley.

 

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