Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Talk of interest to some readers

There is a talk that some local readers may be interested in; I've pasted the announcement below. I can't go because it conflicts with the practice job talk of a student whose committee I am on. Missing the talk is not as costly as it would otherwise be because I already know the findings because I consulted on the project. The design done well and the findings are quite interesting and on an important policy issue.


The Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP)presents
Matthew G. SpringerAssistant Professor of Public Policy and Education, and
Director of the National Center on Performance IncentivesVanderbilt University

“Teacher Pay for Performance: Experimental Evidence from Nashville’s Project on Incentives in Teaching”

Wednesday, September 22, 2010
4:00 – 5:30pm
Free and open to the public.

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Betty Ford Classroom
1110 Joan and Sanford Weill Hall
735 South State Street, Ann Arbor

Sponsored by the Education Policy Initiative (EPI) at the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP). EPI is a program of coordinated activities designed to bring the latest academic knowledge to issues of education policy.

For more information visit or call (734) 647-4091


Oh, and as an aside, there is actually less, rather than more, information at the website ...

Addendum: There is a bit more at the NCPI website on the nature of the study, but no results. Perhaps the results are being unveiled next Wednesday at the Ford School. Good thing I kept quiet about them in my original post!

1 comment:

Jason Kerwin said...

The lack of info is annoying - this is definitely a case where I'd like to see an abstract in order to decide which talk to attend.