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Papay named NAEd fellow

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Assistant Professor of Education and Economics John Papay has been named a 2016 postdoctoral fellow by the National Academy of Education. The fellowships are awarded annually to "support early career scholars working in critical areas of education research." Papay's project is titled "Evaluation for Teacher Development: Exploring the Relationship between Features of Teacher Evaluation Systems and Teacher Improvement."
(Distributed August 8, 2016)

Boys and discipline

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – A recent study by Assistant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs Jayanti Owens reveals the long-term implications of early childhood behavioral problems and discipline for boys. In "Boys Bear the Brunt of School Discipline," U.S. News & World Report notes the gender gap in schooling that can be traced to early behavioral problems such as "difficulty sustaining attention, regulating emotions, delaying gratification, and forming positive relationships with teachers and peers."

(Distributed August 1, 2016)

PSTC accepting applications for grant and contract specialist

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – The PSTC is accepting applications for a grant and contract specialist. The position is designed to serve as a research administration liaison and grants manager and a single point of contact for investigators to be responsible for fully managing an assigned portfolio of small and large research proposals from proposal preparation to closing with a flexible, proactive, and service-focused approach. Read more.

(Distributed July 25, 2016)

Infant mortality in the U.S.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – With an average of 63 infants dying per day, the U.S. falls behind 25 other industrialized countries when it comes to keeping babies alive. In "The U.S. Is Failing in Infant Mortality, Starting at One Month Old" in the New York Times, a recent paper co-authored by Associate Professor of Economics Emily Oster sheds light on the situation, noting that many deaths happen between the ages of one month and one year and occur disproportionately among infants born to poor women. Read more.

(Distributed July 20, 2016)

PSTC hosts Leadership Alliance students

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – The PSTC welcomes two Leadership Alliance participants to the Center this summer. They are among the 28 participating in the program at Brown this year. In addition to working on their own projects, Desiree Lloyd and Nicolas Lopez are being mentored by PSTC faculty and assisting them with their research. They also participate in weekly seminars and GRE prep on campus and are preparing to give poster presentations at Brown in August and oral presentations at the Leadership Alliance National Symposium at the end of July. Read more.

(Distributed July 20, 2016)
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