Mayor Elorza Meets with Brown UEPs

On Wednesday, Feb. 8, Urban Education Policy graduate students had the unique opportunity to learn firsthand from Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza about education policy making.  UEP students and Professor Kenneth Wong gathered in the Alderman's Chambers of Providence City Hall to meet with Mayor Jorge Elorza.

(Distributed February 14, 2017)

Recap: Education Speaker Series Lecturer Hilary Levey Friedman

On Nov. 10, 2016, dozens of Brown students, faculty and staff gathered in the Barus Building to hear Hilary Levey Friedman, Visiting Assistant Professor in American Studies at Brown University, present "Playing to Win: Raising Children in a Competitive Culture" in the fourth installment of the Brown Education Department Fall 2016 Speaker Series.

(Distributed December 1, 2016)

Professor Wong Quoted in The Atlantic

Professor Kenneth WongProfessor Kenneth WongWriter for The Atlantic Laura McKenna needed a learned perspective on how the Republican sweep in the United States will affect our nation's schools - so she turned to Brown University Professor of Education and Politics Kenneth Wong for his expertise.

(Distributed November 22, 2016)

RI Director of Strategy Octavia Abell Visits Education Policy Class

Professor Kenneth Wong invited Rhode Island Office of Innovation Director of Strategy Octavia Abell to address his Education Policy Implementation class on Nov. 2, 2016. Abell, former special assistant to the deputy chiefs of staff at the Rhode Island Governor’s Office, facilitated CS4RI. Dr. Wong, knowing that a statewide policy environment is important, invited Abell to guide the class through the maze of policy challenges. Abell presented on “Rhode Island: Lab State for Innovation.”

(Distributed November 7, 2016)

Recap: Education Speaker Series "A Night with Clint Smith"

“Writing,” Clint Smith announced to a packed auditorium in Barus and Holley on Tuesday, Oct. 26, “is a means of wrestling with questions I don’t have answers to.” Smith - a writer, teacher, TED Talks speaker, Harvard University Ph.D. candidate, and 2014 National Poetry Slam champion - was presenting “Art and Critical Pedagogy: Using Poetry to Challenge Dominant Narratives” at the Brown Education Department’s third Fall 2016 Speaker Series event.

(Distributed November 2, 2016)

Recap: Education Speaker Series Lecturer Jason Okonofua

Students lined the seats, the walls, and even the floors of the Dewey Conference Room of the Barus Building on Tuesday, Oct. 18 to hear Stanford University Assistant Professor in Psychology Jason Okonofua present, “"When Bias and Threat Persistently Interact: A Holistic Approach to Understand the Lingering Effects of Stereotypes."

(Distributed October 31, 2016)
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