Steve Sireci in conversation with NPR’s education correspondent Eric Westervelt Friday, February 17, 1:30 p.m. Commonwealth Honors College Event Hall 157 Commonwealth Avenue UMass Amherst
NEPR welcomes its Education Correspondent, Eric Westervelt, to UMass Amherst for a conversation on the state of education under the Trump administration, including the nomination of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary, what the new travel bans implemented by President Trump mean for colleges and universities in the U.S., and more.
Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream A public presentation by Sara Goldrick-Rab
Friday, Feb. 17, 1-2:30 p.m. UMass Amherst Campus Center Room 917 beverages and desserts
Goldrick-Rab is professor of higher education policy & sociology at Temple University, and Founder of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, the nation’s only translational research laboratory seeking ways to make college more affordable.
Dr. Yong Zhao, University of Kansas Wednesday, January 25, 2017 4 p.m. Campus Center, Room 174-76
Fixing the Past or Inventing the Future?
Education debates have been bewitched by assumptions drawn from the past. These assumptions direct our attention and resources to arguing about immensely important issues from the past that matter little for the future. An example is the discussions generated by international tests such as the PISA.