Does Increased K-12 Funding Improve Student Learning and Narrow Achievement Gaps? New Evidence from California’s Local Control Funding Formula

April 22 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

HOSTED BY THE OFFICE OF THE DEAN | ONLINE ONLY (VIA ZOOM) | REGISTRATION REQUIRED | 1.5 CE HOURS AVAILABLE*

Dean’s Lecture Series on the Scholarship of Race and Racism
Featuring
DR. RUCKER C. JOHNSON
Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy
Goldman School of Public Policy
University of California, Berkeley

About the Event
Dr. Rucker C. Johnson (bio), Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy in the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and faculty research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, is an acclaimed labor economist who specializes in the economics of education. He is the author of Children of the Dream: Why School Integration Works. Drawing on his research on the role of poverty and inequality in affecting life chances, Dr. Johnson will discuss new evidence that indicates that infusing additional funding into lower-income school districts leads to significant narrowing of average achievement gaps by race/ethnicity and poverty status.

About the Lecture Series
Columbia School of Social Work is pleased to announce the inaugural lectures in the Dean’s Lecture Series, featuring prominent scholars of Race and Racism. Created to highlight research that examines and promotes the well-being of Black Americans, this lecture series features speakers who will address various points and intersections in the complex system of racist structures and policies that result in inequities, with a particular focus on disparities in economic opportunity, educational outcomes, criminal justice, wellness, and health care access.

*NY-, NJ-, and CT-licensed social workers can earn 1.5 CE hours. For CE certificate requirements and distribution, please visit this page. As a service to the community, CSSW is waiving the fee for CE hours. If you would like to make a donation to the School, please click here.