Kraft and Papay named among influential educators

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Assistant Professor of Education Matthew Kraft and Assistant Professor of Education John Papay have been included in Education Weekly's 2017 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, an annual list of the top 200 U.S. university-based researchers most influencing educational policy and practice. Kraft and Papay were selected from tens of thousands who could be included, based on criteria ranging from Google scholar citations to syllabus points and newspaper mentions.

(Distributed February 20, 2017)

Advocates anticipate fair housing changes

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Under the new White House administration, fair housing advocates fear possible changes in federal funding and guidelines regarding housing discrimination. In "Advocates of Fair Housing Brace for a Tough Four Years" in the New York Times, Professor of Sociology John Logan notes that many try to pretend that housing discrimination and segregation are a thing of the past, when reality indicates otherwise.

(Distributed February 17, 2017)

Maternal and infant mortality in U.S.

Providence, R.I. [Brown University] The U.S. is one of eight countries in the world whose maternal mortality ratio is on the rise. And of 27 wealthy countries, the U.S. has the highest rate of infant mortality. In "The alarming rise in maternal mortality in the US," Professor of Economics Emily Oster says home visits, access to health care, and mandatory maternity leave contribute to better infant mortality ratios in other countries. 

(Distributed February 6, 2017)
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