Saturday, November 10, 2018

Super Session: Is the War on Poverty Over?

Whether or not the war on poverty has been successful is a controversial issue. Is the War on Poverty Over?, the session moderated by David Johnson from the University of Michigan, discussed the issue of how to measure poverty in a different way and suggested different ways to assess it.

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A Fair and Accurate Census is at Risk - #2018APPAM Super Session

Nov 10, 2018 11:14 PM

Dr. William O’Hare warmly welcomed the crowd and panelist and quickly dove into the importance of the 2020 Census. He described the 4p’s of the United States Congress in relation to importance of the census. Dr. O’Hare went on to stress the importance of not undercounting demographic groups such as young children 0-4 years old, which happened in 2010. Imagine planning a pre-school for 15 young children when you must cater to 45; this is a recipe for failure to our future generations

 
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Super Session: Is the War on Poverty Over?

Nov 10, 2018 03:10 PM

Whether or not the war on poverty has been successful is a controversial issue. Is the War on Poverty Over?, the session moderated by David Johnson from the University of Michigan, discussed the issue of how to measure poverty in a different way and suggested different ways to assess it.

 
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Super Session: The Future of Fair Housing

Nov 10, 2018 02:58 PM

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act, The Future of Fair Housing Super Session was moderated by Katherine O’Regan from New York University. It discussed the current status of the Fair Housing Act, including distributive homeownership and the future of housing policy.​

 
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APPAM's Membership and Awards Breakfast at #2018APPAM

Nov 10, 2018 02:36 PM

With food aplenty and strawberry smoothies in hand, over 200 APPAM members convened yesterday morning for the association's annual APPAM membership meeting. The membership breakfast provided a summary of what has been going on at APPAM, including a demonstration of the state of candidates for the APPAM policy council and awards presentation. The breakfast celebrated all the APPAM members and their accomplishments, as well as the record growth of the association.

 
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Presidential Address at #2018APPAM

Nov 10, 2018 02:00 PM

Last night, Dr. David Johnson became the first-ever APPAM President to use Bitmoji in his Presidential Address. His was the highest-attended APPAM Presidential address ever. The evening of speeches formally began with the presentation of the Peter H. Rossi Award to Mark W. Lipsey from Vanderbilt University, and the David N. Kershaw Award to David Deming from Harvard University. Dr. Johnson then came to the stage to thank all the attendees and staff for making the conference a big success.

 
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Peter H. Rossi Award Lecture: Roiling the Waters: Controversy over the First Longitudinal Randomized Study of a State Pre-K Program

The Peter M. Rossi Award Lecture, given by Mark Lipsey of Vanderbilt University, was structured into three parts: One on the context of pre-K education, one on the actual Tennessee pre-K study, and another one on the issues, exploration, and policy implications of major findings. The program presented numerous insights on education policy from several universities.

 
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David N. Kershaw Award Lecture: What Does Education Do?

Nov 10, 2018 12:39 AM

David Deming, Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University, and recipient of the Kershaw Award, discussed the importance of expanding access to high quality post-secondary education in the United States. In considering the impact of education, the lecture focused on the long-run impacts of early interventions, school finance reform and impacts of spending on long-run outcomes, the role of teachers and classrooms, charter schools, and school quality.

 
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Super Session: 40 Years of Evidence for Action at APPAM and in the Field

Nov 09, 2018 07:09 PM

Five leaders in the evidence based research in public policy space convened on this panel to discuss industry evolution and their experiences with it. The recurring message of the panel was big data and how to properly use it. Data mining and data analysis applications have become standard fair for public policy solutions. The panel, with the sum of over a century of experience, gave their take on how they have navigated this new era of policy making.

 
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Systematic Reviews: The Next Step in Evidence-Based Policy Analysis?

Nov 09, 2018 04:59 AM

Following the theme for this year’s #2018APPAM Fall Research Conference: Evidence for Action: Encouraging Innovation and Improvement, this session examined the role of systematic reviews in evidence-based policymaking. The moderator, Douglas Besharov, from the University of Maryland, introduced the session with the question: “Is it time for a more sophisticated approach to systematic reviews?” There were four speakers who provided separate responses.

 
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Values in Education: Implications for Policy and Practice

Nov 08, 2018 11:30 PM

Values in Education: Implications for Policy and Practice, a session presented the first official day of #2018APPAM, focused on the role of values in educational policymaking, basing the discussion on a recent publication entitled “Educational Goods: Values, Evidence and Decision-making.”

 
 
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