Thursday, January 31st, 2013
If you’re a grad student who enjoys the work we do on teaching citizenship in charter schools and AEI’s education policy work, consider applying for the AEI Ed Policy Academy, to be held in Denver, Colorado, this July 28 – August 1.
In July 2013, Rick Hess of AEI’s Education Policy Studies team will hold the first “Ed Policy Academy” for graduate students in the social sciences, public policy, business, and law. This summer institute will give promising graduate students an opportunity to explore the contours of current education debates with an intimate group of leading scholars.
Offering a mix of seminars, evening speakers, and cohort-building activities, the program will seek to expand participants’ interest in pressing questions of education policy and provide a firm academic grounding on substantive debates. Academy students will spend three intensive days in class with leading scholars covering topics central to education policy: school choice, teacher quality, and school finance, to name a few.
Students who attend will gain exposure to peers from around the country and across disciplines. We anticipate that this program will feature the same dynamic, intellectually open, and thought-provoking environment that is a hallmark of AEI Education events and scholarship. [...]
We seek to enroll students from a wide range of disciplines, including those studying the social sciences and education as well as promising candidates pursuing degrees in public policy, business, and law. Selected students will likely be entering their second or third year of graduate studies and have a vested interest in learning more about education policy from an academic perspective.