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Monday, December 03, 2012
Shale Gas and Fracking: Issues for State and Local Governance
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Free and Open to the Public

Panelists:
Christopher Borick, Director, Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion
Jacquelyn Pless, Energy Policy Associate, National Conference of State Legislatures
Erich Schwartzel, Editor of Pipeline, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Moderator:
Barry Rabe, Director, Center for Local, State and Urban Policy

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Wednesday, December 05, 2012
How do schools respond to differences in teacher effectiveness?
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Teachers are the most important in-school contributors to student achievement, but there is widespread concern that the rigidities of the public school system make it unresponsive to teacher quality. In this lecture Dr. Chingos will discuss three studies of how schools respond to differences in teacher effectiveness (as measured by value-added to student achievement), all of which are based on administrative data from the state of Florida.

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