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Harvard Professor Robert Putnam to Deliver 2016 Rev. Timothy R. Scully, C.S.C. Lecture

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Harvard Professor Robert Putnam to Deliver 2016 Rev. Timothy R. Scully, C.S.C. Lecture

America is experiencing a perpetually expanding inequality gap. What implications does this have for America’s youth and their upward mobility? What can we do to help our youth grow and flourish?

  

Spencer Foundation Funds Major Research on School Choice in Indiana; CREO Studies Achievement Gains for Diverse Schools

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Spencer Foundation Funds Major Research on School Choice in Indiana; CREO Studies Achievement Gains for Diverse Schools

Indiana’s school choice program is one of the largest in the United States. Until now, little has been known about how this initiative to increase parents’ educational options for their children is affecting either the schools or the students.

Institute Fellow Megan Andrew and Institute Affiliate Jennifer Flashman to Study Implications of Indiana's Laws

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New research at the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Research on Educational Opportunity will focus on the implications of Indiana’s school choice laws on students’ friendships and achievements. Notre Dame sociologists Megan Andrew and Jennifer Flashman have received a  grant from the W.T. Grant Foundation and a $50,000 grant from the Spencer Foundation.

New Research Examines Indiana Choice Scholarship Program's Effect on Participating Schools

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New Research Examines Indiana Choice Scholarship Program's Effect on Participating Schools

Initial data from Indiana's School Choice Scholarship Program shows that many schools' decisions whether to participate in a school-choice policy are influenced by the policy's regulations and their expected impacts on school priorities. Therefore, solving voucher program implementation challenges requires more insight into the relationship between schools and a state's policy details, according to sociologist Megan Austin of the University of Notre Dame's Department of Sociology and Center for Research on Educational Opportunity (CREO).

Megan Austin Named 2015 Recipient of the Maureen T. Hallinan Graduate Student Paper Award

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Megan Austin Named 2015 Recipient of the Maureen T. Hallinan Graduate Student Paper Award

Megan’s paper “Sector Effects and Changes in School Composition: The Case of School Vouchers” was selected for its potential to positively impact Sociology of Education. The award is to be presented to Megan at the upcoming AERA 2015 Annual Meeting in Chicago on April 17th.

Mark Berends Discusses School Choice Issues

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Mark Berends Discusses School Choice Issues

"There is a need to look at the conditions under which schools are effective or not. This has implications for practice, whether at the policy level or what goes on inside schools."

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Bill Carbonaro Comments on South Bend ISTEP Scores

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Bill Carbonaro Comments on South Bend ISTEP Scores

During an interview with WSBT news, Bill Carbonaro commented on the South Bend Community School Corporation's ISTEP scores.

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Grant Goes to CREO for Indiana Vouchers Study

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A nearly $300,000 grant from the Walton Family Foundation will support the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Research on Educational Opportunity (CREO) in a groundbreaking study of Indiana’s school voucher program.

CREO Hosts the 2014 Midwest Sociology of Education Conference

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CREO hosted the 2014 Midwest Sociology of Education Conference on October 16th and 17th.

CREO Hosts School Choice Conference on June 9-10

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“Crossroads of America: The Intersection of Research and Policy in the Indiana School Choice Ecosystem," an invitational conference intended to bridge the gap between research and policy on educational choice in the State of Indiana and across the United States.

Mark Berends Named AERA Fellow

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Mark Berends Named AERA Fellow

Professor Berends will be joining the 2014 American Educational Research Association's Fellows in April.

CREO Attends the Midwest Sociology of Education Conference

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CREO Attends the Midwest Sociology of Education Conference

With support from Professor Emeritus and former CREO Director Maureen Hallinan, CREO faculty members and graduate students attended the Midwest Sociology of Education Conference on November 7-8, 2013 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.