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Dr. Eric Grodsky of Wisconsin and Ph.D. Candidate Jaymes Pyne of Wisconsin presented "Student Absenteeism & the Opportunity to Learn" on Monday, February 11, 2019

on Friday, 15 February 2019. Posted in News

Dr. Eric Grodsky of the University of Wisconsin and Ph.D. Candidate Jaymes Pyne of the University of Wisconsin presented "Student Absenteeism & the Opportunity to Learn" at the CREO Seminar on Monday, February 11, 2019. 

Dr. Grodsky is a Professor of Sociology and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Most of Grodsky’s research is focused on inequality in higher education, including work on affirmative action, socioeconomic inequalities in college attendance and completion, changes in the role of merit in these processes over time and the role of information about their college readiness in high school students’ college preparatory behavior. In addition to extending some of these earlier projects, Grodsky is currently involved in a study of the relationship between adolescent sexual activity and educational attachment and achievement, work on the effects of college remediation on persistence and time to degree, research on the determinants of entry into and persistence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields of study at baccalaureate institutions.

Jaymes Pyne is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Quantative Research Associate at Stanford's University Graduate School of Education. His current research focuses on how social inequalities and institutional policies influence people's beliefs and actions.