WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Heritage Foundation is hosting a panel of experts who have released
new research in the areas of special education, program evaluations,
homeschooling, and Education Savings Accounts on Wednesday, January 27.
The event, “New Research on School Choice: Considerations for Scholars
and Policymakers,” will feature a panel of education experts at The
Heritage Foundation’s Annex at 227 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, in
Washington on January 27 at 12 p.m. The event is timed to coincide with
National School Choice Week (January 24-30, 2016), which will be the
largest series of education-related events in U.S. history.
This event will feature forthcoming papers and research by scholars in
the field of education choice. Featured papers and research will include
a discussion of why empirical evaluations should be used to evaluate
school choice programs and implications for policymakers in a world
where that’s not always possible; a forthcoming paper, "The Effect of
Homeschooling and Private Schooling on Parental Satisfaction with
Special Education Services"; and a forthcoming paper, "Avoiding the
'Inexorable Push toward Homogenization' in School Choice: Education
Savings Accounts as Hedges against Institutional Isomorphism."
Speakers will include Anna Egalite, Ph.D., Assistant Professor,
Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development in
the College of Education, North Carolina State University; Patrick Wolf,
Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Education Policy and 21st Century
Endowed Chair in School Choice, Department of Education Reform,
University of Arkansas College of Education and Health Professions; and
Lindsey Burke, Will Skillman Fellow in Education Policy, the Institute
for Family, Community, and Opportunity, The Heritage Foundation.
Organizers expect close to 40 scholars in the field of education policy,
congressional staffers, and public policy foundation representatives to
attend from across the country.
For more information, contact Mary Clare Reim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness effort, National School
Choice Week shines a positive spotlight on effective education options
for students, families, and communities around the country.
For more information, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com