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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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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)

IBM Center

Monday, July 21, 2014

Spotlight: AcademyHealth

Since its inception, AcademyHealth has been advancing the field of health services research by acting as a broker of information, bringing together stakeholders to address the current and future needs of an evolving health system, inform health policy, and translate evidence into action.

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JPAM Call for Papers: Empirical Strategies in International Development Research

March 27, 2013 09:00 AM

The Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (JPAM) invites papers for a symposium on Empirical Strategies in International Development Research. Since the end of World War II, hundreds of billions of dollars have been invested directly by developed country governments, or indirectly via multilateral institutions, to promote economic development in the Global South. Private foundations have also become major players in at least some categories of development aid. Yet, the results of these resource flows have been variable, at best, and discouraging, at worst. An important reason behind “aid fatigue” is the belief that resource transfers via foreign aid have insufficiently achieved their goal: to promote economic development. This has been attributed to a range of factors that include poor choices about development instruments, the challenging institutional and social contexts in which development efforts take place and even the shortcomings of aid beneficiaries. Fears of inefficiency, abuse and fraud abound. Scholars have responded by seeking to empirically assess “what actually works”; alas, their efforts have often been frustrated by a range of methodological problems that include establishing causality and reliably estimating the effects of policy inputs.

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Encouragingly, however, in the last two decades scholars have pioneered new empirical techniques to address these problems. These include the use of randomized field experiments and sophisticated econometric techniques. This JPAM symposium seeks to assess as well as showcase cutting edge empirical work in this vein. We invite papers that explore how the efficacy of different types of interventions in different types of institutional and social settings and targeted at different audiences might be assessed in relation to well specified development objectives. We invite both original papers as well as papers which coherently weave together extant work. JPAM is the flagship journal of the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management. It typically ranks among the top public policy journals. While JPAM readership is sophisticated, we would like the papers to be written in a way that makes them accessible to wide audiences.

Submissions for this special issue should be made through the regular online submission
process for the journal at editorialexpress.com/jpam/.

Please indicate with your submission that you would like your paper to be considered for this special issue. Initial submissions for this symposium will be accepted until July 1, 2013. Professor Victor A. Menaldo and Professor Aseem Prakash will serve as guest editors for this symposium along with JPAM editor-in-chief, Dr. Maureen Pirog. Please direct all enquiries to the guest editors.

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