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Expanding Opportunity in America: A conversation with House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan
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July 24, 2014

Time:09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: AEI, Washington, DC -20036



This year marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson's declaration of the War on Poverty, which promised not only to relieve the symptoms of poverty but also to cure it once and for all. Unfortunately, that promise is still out of reach for 46 million Americans. So what can we do today to expand opportunity for all Americans?
 
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Deadline for Best Ph.D. Dissertation
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July 25, 2014

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APPAM seeks to recognize emergent scholars in the field by presenting an award for the best Ph.D. dissertation in public policy and management.
 
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Deadline for Call for Nominations of Compelling Models
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July 25, 2014

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks information on models of infant/toddler early care and education (ECE) services that are compelling to the field, but currently lack research examining impacts on children’s outcomes.
 
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AGRP: Congressional Panel on Regulatory Reform
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July 28, 2014

Time:08:30 AM - 10:00 AM


In an environment where political partisanship has stymied legislative achievement, the federal regulatory agencies have stepped in to fill the gap. Federal regulatory agencies have grown so powerful over the past several decades that they cannot be managed effectively by Congress, the courts, or the White House.
 
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District and State Considerations for Incorporating Expanded Learning into Competency-Based Systems
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July 29, 2014

Time:01:00 PM - 02:15 PM


Education systems across the country are beginning to experiment with competency-based models in which students advance based upon mastery. As schools, districts, and states pursue these innovations, it is important to remember that many expanded learning providers have been implementing competency-based models for many years and expanded learning stakeholders should be considered key partners in this work.
 
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IBM Center

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Football Name Debate: Are We Missing the Point?

“The debate is over about the R-word; it’s now about whether if it’s proper to have a football team in this country carry on using a defined slur.” That was the closing statement by Jacqueline Pata, the Executive Director of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI). Her comment capped off a forum at the Center for American Progress, "Missing the Point: The Real Impact of Native Mascots and Team Names on American Indian and Alaska Native Youth."

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CURE/APPAM Conference and Webinar: University Engagement in Community Development

March 15, 2013 10:00 AM

NOTE: the forum has been postponed and will be rescheduled in the Fall.

The Center for Urban Research and Education (CURE) at Rutgers-Camden, in cooperation with the Association of Public Policy and Management (APPAM), is hosting a conference and webinar on Friday, April 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This Institutional Member Forum, entitled University Engagement in Community Development, will highlight the importance and desirability of university engagement in community development, engendering interaction between scholars and practitioners.

Panelists will illustrate the experience of several universities in creating and implementing initiatives that contribute to community development in their host communities. The intent of this forum is to provide academics and practitioners involved in such efforts the opportunity to reflect on the successes, failures, and lessons learned when universities participate in or provide support for community development efforts.

The webinar will be available online at APPAM.org. The link will be posted here on the day of the forum and emailed to registered participants. (Due to bandwidth limitations, we can only open online viewing to the first 100 viewers.) In order to watch the video stream, you must have a web browser installed as well as updated Adobe Flash software

Online viewers can submit questions for the Q&A session via email once the forum begins. 

The panel consists of Wendell Pritchett, Rutgers University; John Kromer, University of Pennsylvania; and Kathe Newman, Rutgers University.

Wendell Pritchett is Chancellor of Rutgers University’s Camden campus. Pritchett plays a leadership role in the revitalization of Camden and serves as an important partner with other institutions and businesses in promoting the economic, social, and cultural development of the fastest growing region in New Jersey.

Prior to joining the Camden Campus of Rutgers, Pritchett served as a professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania, where he taught during 2001-09. He also served five years as assistant professor of history at Baruch College of the City University of New York. Over the last 15 years, Pritchett has held leadership positions in numerous non-profit organizations. In October 2012, Pritchett was elected president of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU), a national consortium of higher education institutions.

John Kromer's research and work focuses on strategic planning and policy development for disinvested metropolitan-area communities. He is an adjunct faculty member at the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania where he teaches a course on “The Politics of Housing and Urban Development.”

As the City of Philadelphia’s Director of Housing from 1992 to 2001, Kromer organized and implemented a program for the rebuilding of Lower North Philadelphia, where major development activity had not occurred since the 1960s. He also supervised the creation of a citywide network of nonprofit housing counseling agencies and financed innovative homeless and special-needs housing ventures. Subsequently as a consultant, Kromer has participated in the design and implementation of revitalization plans for the cities of Allentown, Reading, and York, Pennsylvania and Camden, New Jersey.

Kathe Newman is an Associate Professor in the Urban Planning and Policy Development Program at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy of Rutgers University and Director of the Ralph W. Voorhees Center for Civic Engagement. Her research has explored gentrification, foreclosure, urban redevelopment, food security, community economic development and community participation.

Newman has published articles in Urban Studies, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Urban Affairs Review, Shelterforce, Progress in Human Geography, Housing Studies, GeoJournal, and Environment and Planning A and is currently co-authoring a book with J. Philip Thompson and Ross Gittell on Community Based Organizations for Sage Publications.

Rebecca Maynard is a leading expert in the design and conduct of randomized controlled trials in the areas of education and social policy, and she has conducted influential methodological research demonstrating empirically the limitations of quasi-experimental research designs.

In recent years, Dr. Maynard has been a leader in the development and application of methods for conducting systematic reviews of evidence on program effectiveness, with a focus on their application to education, including serving on the technical review team during the design and development of the What Works Clearinghouse and being active in the development work that led to the guidelines for the Campbell Collaboration. For the past four years, she has directed the University of Pennsylvania’s Predoctoral Training Program in Education Sciences, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Education — a program that supports 20 Ph.D. students from Arts and Sciences, Business, and Education.

The current agenda is as follows:

11:00 – 11:05 a.m.
Welcome remarks by Paul Decker, President of APPAM and CEO of Mathematica Policy Research, followed by an introduction by Paul Jargowsky, Director, Center for Urban Research and Education.

11:05 – 11:45 a.m.
Four speakers (two practitioners and two academics) speak for ten minutes each on their experience with university engagement in community development.

11:45 a.m. – noon
Questions from the audience and online observers; moderated by Paul Jargowsky.

12:15 1:30 p.m.
Lunch

LOCATION:

Rutgers University
School of Law–Camden Classroom - E108

217 North Fifth Street
Camden, NJ 08102

PARKING:

If you are arriving from off-campus, you will need a parking pass. To obtain a parking pass please call Rutgers-Camden Events Office at 856.225.6162.

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Visit: http://rumaps.rutgers.edu/

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