Texas Schools Project Seminars

Texas Schools Project hosts seminars, focusing on education research. Our invited speakers include economists and leading education researchers.

We provide slides and video coverage of each TSP seminar for which we have permission of the presenter.

Questions? Contact Katie Patterson

Past Seminar Presentations

Rodney J. Andrews, The University of Texas at Dallas
“Quantile Effects of College Quality on the Distribution of Earnings” PDF opens in a new tab
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C. Kirabo Jackson, Northwestern University
“The Effects of a Novel Incentive-Based High School Intervention on College Outcomes” PDF opens in a new tab
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Joshua A. Price, The University of Texas at Arlington
“The Effect of Instructor Race and Gender on Student Persistence in STEM Fields” PDF opens in a new tab
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Madeline Mavrogordato, Vanderbilt University
“Ready, Set, Reclassify: What Factors Shape ELL Reclassification?”
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Luke Miller, Urban Institute
Increasing College-Readiness: High School Reform in North Carolina”
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Kalena Cortes, Syracuse University
Ranking Up by Moving Out: The Effect of the Texas Top 10% Plan on Property Values” PDF opens in a new tab
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Jessica Howell, Sacramento State
“Ready or Not? California’s Early Assessment Program & the Transition to College”
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Paco Martorell, RAND
“High School Degrees and College Attainment”
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Stella M. Flores, Vanderbilt University
“Unpacking College Success in Texas: The Enrollment and College Completion Gap by Race and Ethnicity at the Turn of the Century”
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Charles Clotfelter, Duke University
“Big-Time College Sports in American Universities”
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Timothy Diette, Washington & Lee University
“Do Immigrants Impact the Test Scores of Nonimmigrants?: Lessons from the North Carolina Public School System”
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Jim VanOverschelde, Texas Education Agency
“The State of English Language Learners”

Colby Stoever, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
“Pathways: Understanding High School to College Course Alignment”
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Jordan Matsudaira, Cornell University
“Sinking or Swimming: Bilingual Education and the Achievement of Immigrant Youth”
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Steve Rivkin, Amherst College
“Do Disadvantaged Urban Schools Lose Their Best Teachers?” PDF opens in a new tab

Brian McCall, University of Michigan
“Regression Discontinuity Design: Econometric Issues”
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Steve DesJardins, University of Michigan
“Investigating the Effects of the Gates Millennium Scholars and Washington State Achievers Programs”
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Michael Hansen, The Urban Institute
“The Influence of Career Concerns on Teachers’ Effort” PDF opens in a new tab
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Terri Nelson, The University of Texas at Dallas
“Books, Babies or Both? Dropouts & Pregnancies in Texas Public Schools” PDF opens in a new tab
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Scott Imberman, University of Houston
“Dressed for Success? The Effect of School Uniforms on Student Achievement and Behavior” PDF opens in a new tab
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Cliff Adelman, Institute of Higher Education Policy
“The Spaces Between Numbers: Getting International Data on Higher Education Straight” PDF opens in a new tab
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Karen Watt, The University of Texas – Pan American
“Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Research: 2002-2010”
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Kristin Klopfenstein, Texas Schools Project
“The AP Arms Race: Is Grade Weighting to Blame?” PDF opens in a new tab
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Mike Lovenheim, Cornell University
“The Effect of Housing Wealth on College Choice: Evidence from the Housing Boom” PDF opens in a new tab
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