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Children living in poverty focus of research panel March 11

The epidemic of children living in poverty is the topic of a mini-conference hosted by the Peabody Research Institute at Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development March 11, 2-4 p.m.

Each year, PRI hosts a mini-conference that brings together leading minds in educational research to discuss plaguing research questions.

“Children in Poverty: Policies and Programs” will feature scholars from peer institutions discussing cutting-edge research designed to help young students living in poverty, from both a policy and program perspective.

“Each of the scholars speaking has been involved in major studies of interventions focused on poverty,” said Dale Farran, professor and senior associate director of the Peabody Research Institute. “The interventions range from cash transfer programs for poor parents to educational efforts with preschool and high school students. Those attending will find much to take away and apply.”

Panelists include: J. Lawrence Aber, Willner Family Professor in Psychology and Public Policy at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and University Professor, New York University New York University; Greg Duncan, Distinguished Professor at the School of Education, University of California, Irvine; and Helen Ladd, Edgar Thompson Professor of Public Policy Studies and professor of economics at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.

The panel will be held at the Commons Center, Room 233 on the Vanderbilt campus. Reserved parking for attendees will be provided in Lot 77. The Commons Center is located at 1281 18th Ave S. Lot 77 is across the street. No reservation or response required to attend. A reception will follow 4-5 p.m. in Room 235/237 of the Commons Center.

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The mission of the Peabody Research Institute is to conduct research aimed at improving the effectiveness of programs for children, youth, and families. PRI research addresses many aspects of child and family programs, such as their implementation, costs, dissemination, and social or political support, while staying firmly focused on the effects of programs on children and families.

CONTACT: Josh Polanin or Dale Farran