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September 2018
Constitution Day 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
UGA Chapel

On Monday, September 17, 2018, the American Founding Group and the School of Public and International Affairs will host a celebration of Constitution Day. The centerpiece of these festivities is a lecture by Carol Berkin, Presidential Professor of History Emerita at Baruch College & the Graduate Center, City University of New York. The lecture and moderated question and answer session will take place at 2 pm in the UGA Chapel, and will be followed by a dessert reception in Candler Hall. In…

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Dr. Peskowitz “How Does Racial Representation Affect School District Outcomes?”
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Baldwin Hall, Pinnacle Room

Join us as we hear Dr. Zachary Peskowitz, Assistant Professor at Emory University, share his research findings on the topic of racial representation and school district outcomes. Abstract: We employ a regression discontinuity design leveraging school board election outcomes to investigate how the racial composition of California school boards affects school district administration and student achievement. Motivated by theoretical models of collective decisionmaking, we separately estimate the effect of increasing minority membership by a single win, an election swinging the board…

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