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Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Knocking on the door to the teaching profession: Understanding the front-end of the teacher pipeline
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
An EPI lecture by Dan Goldhaber
Dan Goldhaber

There is great interest in the relationship between pre-service experiences and teacher effectiveness and labor market outcomes. Dan Goldhaber's presentation focuses on new evidence connecting pre-service experiences and training on workforce entry and initial job placement, exploring whether student teaching experiences appear to influence the likelihood of employment, the time to obtaining a first teaching job, and the type (e.g. demographics, achievement level of students teachers) of classrooms to which teachers are assigned.

Friday, November 08, 2013
Washington, DC Alumni Reception at APPAM Annual Conference
6:30 PM -  8:00 PM

Please join us for an alumni reception in Washington, DC, hosted in connection with APPAM's annual fall conference.

Monday, November 11, 2013
Winona LaDuke- "Building a green economy: Indigenous strategies for a sustainable future"
6:00 PM -  8:00 PM
Native American Heritage Month 2013

A leader on the issues of culturally-based sustainable development strategies, renewable energy, and food systems, Winona LaDuke offers alternatives and a vision for the future.

Monday, November 18, 2013
Faith, the White House, and the Public Square
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Joshua DuBois, former Special Assistant to President Obama and Executive Director of the White House Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships discusses the federal government's current approach to governing these partnerships.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Family Business or Social Problem? The Cost of Unreported Domestic Violence: Examining Social and Judicial Interventions and In-School Peer Effects
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
EPI Speaker Series 2013-2014
Scott Carrell

Social interest in problems such as domestic violence is typically motivated by concerns regarding equity, rather than efficiency. However, we document that taking steps to reduce domestic violence by reporting it yields substantial benefits to external parties. Specifically, we find that while children exposed to as-yet-unreported domestic violence reduce the achievement of their classroom peers, these costs disappear completely once the parent reports the violence to the court. This suggests the public has an interest in helping families overcome their problems in general, and to report domestic violence in particular. It also suggests that social and judicial interventions may help combat negative peer effects in schools.