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      May 30, 2019

      Thursday  12:00 PM

      1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW , G9
      Washington, District of Columbia 20007

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      The Lunch @ DC with Dylan Conger and Adam Winsler

      Does public pre-K improve children's school readiness and later elementary school performance and stability? In this talk, Dylan Conger of George Washington University and Adam Winsler of George Mason University will describe results from several studies on public school pre-K programs in Miami-Dade County, Florida. They compared the elementary school performance of low-income students who attended public school pre-K at age four to those who did not, many of whom participated in subsidized center-based and family childcare instead. Dylan and Adam's presentation will be followed by discussant remarks from Cheryl Ohlson, the Deputy Chief for Early Childhood Professional Learning at DC Public Schools. --- Dylan Conger is a Professor at the George Washington University Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration. She is also a research affiliate at the George Washington Institute of Public Policy and New York University’s Institute for Education and Social Policy. Dylan’s research focuses on explaining disparities in achievement between social groups and identifying education policies that reduce those disparities. Dylan’s research can be found in such outlets as the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Demography, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, and the Journal of Public Economics. Dylan is currently a Co-Editor for the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management and on the Editorial Boards of American Educational Research Journal, the Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, and Educational Researcher. Dylan is serving a 4-year term on APPAM’s Policy Council and recently served on a National Academy of Sciences committee and the Scientific Review Panel of the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences. Before joining the faculty of the Trachtenberg School, Dylan held research positions at the Vera Institute of Justice and Abt Associates, Inc. where she conducted implementation and impact evaluations of social and education programs. Adam Winsler (PhD 1994, Stanford University) is a professor of applied developmental psychology in the Department of Psychology at George Mason University. His research examines the academic trajectories (pre-K-12) of low-income children of color, English Language Learners (ELLs), and immigrant students. He also studies the development of bilingualism, executive functioning, the role of private speech (self-talk) in children’s behavioral self-regulation, long-term effects of pre-K programs, and the positive effects of arts education (music, dance, drama, visual art) on students. He has over 100 publications including papers in the journals, Child Development, Developmental Psychology, Early Childhood Research Quarterly, and Urban Education. He served as editor in chief of Early Childhood Research Quarterly from 2006-2016. His current research is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the Institute for Education Sciences (IES) and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (JKCF).

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