Chelsea Coffin at ‘District Strong on Education Research’

November 03, 2021
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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Hosted by the Federal City Council

From event host the Federal City Council:

Please join us on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm for the District Strong conversation on the latest in education reform research and DC school reform efforts. Panelists will include Duncan Chaplin, Principal Researcher, Mathematica, Josephine Bias Robinson, Executive Director of DC Education Research Collaborative, Urban Institute, and Chelsea Coffin, Director of the Education Policy Initiative at the D.C. Policy Center.

Over the past 15 years, the District has earned the distinction of being the Nation’s fastest improving large urban school district. Education researchers have studied aspects of this improvement effort and we invite you to learn more about their findings and new directions in education research. The DC Education Research Collaborative is a consortium of 15 organizations, housed at the Urban Institute, that will lead a new education research-practice partnership in the District. The Collaborative’s mission is to provide everyone with a stake in the success of DC public and public charter school students with robust, accurate information to support decisions that improve outcomes and advance equity. 

Duncan Chaplin authored the recent Mathematica study that linked District education reforms to improved student performance on the NAEP. Chelsea Coffin recently co-authored a study on what motivates parents to stay with DC’s public schools and what factors contribute to their exit.