Salon Dinner: Improving Federal K-12 Education Research and Development

Date: Mar. 23, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Event Start Date:
January 29, 2023
Event End Date:
January 29, 2023
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About this event

From pandemic learning losses to renewed great power competition, the challenges facing American K-12 education have never been greater.

Over the past 50 years, the federal government has spent billions on research and development projects with the goal of improving the quality of elementary and secondary education; however, much of this funding went to program evaluations, academic studies, and collecting statistics. A review of the history of K-12 research and development funding and programs reveals significant missed opportunities to recalibrate federal and state policy based on research to encourage promising instructional models and improve student learning.

In 2022, the need for identifying effective strategies and developing new tools to improve student learning has never been more apparent:

What should Congress and the Biden administration do to improve federal K-12 education R&D?

How can we spur more innovation to improve American K-12 education?

What can we learn from the past and recent approaches to reforming this area of federal education policy?

Our invite-only conversation, hosted by Lincoln Network Head of Policy Dan Lips, will examine these and other questions. The conversation will be held under Chatham House Rule to encourage a candid discussion.

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Dan Lips
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Zach Graves
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Marshall Kosloff
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