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Ronald F. Ferguson
Faculty Co-Chair and Director of the Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University

"Toward Excellence With Equity: How Parents and Educators Can Help Raise Achievement and Close Racial Gaps"
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Wed., Nov. 4, 2009, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Spencer Museum of Art Auditorium
*Co-sponsored by the KU School of Education, Department of Economics, Institute for Policy & Social Research, and Center for Research on Learning

Dr. Ferguson's interests and research cover issues in education policy, youth development programming, community development, economic consequences of skill disparities, and state and local economic development. For years, his research has focused on racial achievement gaps. His consulting and policy advisory activities target issues of education, employment, youth development, and urban development. He has worked with public school districts on racial and ethnic achievement gaps, provided expert testimony in school finance cases, and participated on National Research Council committees dealing with educational testing, school reforms, and youth development programming.
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