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Thursday, March 23


 

7:00 a.m. Check In and Breakfast 
8:30 a.m. Welcome and Conference Overview
 

David Buchholz, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

 

Michael Grover, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis 

Opening Remarks: Chair Janet Yellen, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

 

Introduced by Eric Belsky, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System 

9:00 a.m. Plenary Session I: Early Childhood Development and Return on Investment
 

Katherine Magnuson, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Jack Shonkoff, Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

 

Arthur Rolnick, University of Minnesota

 

Moderator: Aranthan (AJ) Jones II, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

10:30 a.m. Break 
11:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions 1 (See bottom of page for color key)
 

Early Childhood Development: Bringing Programs to Scale 

 

Arthur J. Reynolds, University of Minnesota, Scaling and Sustaining Effective Early Childhood Programs Through School-Family-University Collaboration

 

M. Caridad Araujo, Inter-American Development Bank, Implementing Home Visiting At-Scale: the Evaluation of Peru's Cuna Mas

 

Max Crowley, Pennsylvania State University, Valuing Early Social and Emotional Skills

 

Moderator: Yvonne Sparks, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

 

Discussant: Carrie Cihak, Office of King County Executive Dow Constantine

 

Community-Based Strategies to Boost Academic Achievement

 

Stefanie DeLuca, Johns Hopkins University, Something To Be About: Identity and Institutions in the Lives of Urban Youth

 

Amy Schwartz, Syracuse University, Maxwell School, The Impact of Housing Vouchers on Academic Outcomes

 

Gregory Gilpin, Montana State University, Do Opportunities to Close the Learning Gap Exist in Every U.S. Community? An Assessment of Public Libraries as an Educational Pinch Hitter

 

Moderator: Roy Lopez, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas 

 

Discussant: Andrea Levere, CFED (Corporation for Enterprise Development)

 

Returns to Education: Disparities in Outcomes

 

Alessia Leibert, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, Racial Disparities in Employment Outcomes after College

 

Rajashri Chakrabarti, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, How Does For-Profit College Attendance Affect Student Loans, Defaults, and Earnings?

 

Amy Peterson, St. Catherine University, Returns to Education in American Indian and Alaskan Native Communities

 

Moderator: Claire Kramer Mills, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

 

Discussant: Anusha Nath, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis 

12:30 p.m.  Lunch
1:00 p.m. Afternoon Remarks: President Neel Kashkari, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
 

Speech Text
Introduced by Michael Grover, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis 

2:00 p.m. Transition time
2:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 2 (See bottom of page for color key)
 

Assessing the Impact of Early Learning Programs

 

Jeffrey Grigg, Johns Hopkins School of Education, Reading on Grade Level: Perspective and Context from Baltimore 

 

William Gormley, Georgetown University, The Effects of Tulsa's Pre-K Program on Middle School Student Performance

 

Timothy Bartik, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, Returns to Large-Scale Public School Pre-K Programs

 

Moderator: Prabal Chakrabarti, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

 

Discussant: Rob Grunewald, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis 

 

Schools, Neighborhood Organizations, and Youth Well-Being

 

Daniel Tannenbaum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Does School Quality Affect Neighborhood Formation? Evidence from a Redistricting Reform

 

Megan Gallagher, Urban Institute, Adding and Subtracting Schools: Examining School Change for Students and Communities

 

Sarah Stoddard, University of Michigan, Exploring the Role of Community Assets in Youth Violence

 

Moderator: Theresa Singleton, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia 

 

Discussant: Ray Boshara, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis 

 

Child Poverty, Inequality, and Adult Outcomes

 

Caroline Ratcliffe, Urban Institute, Pathways out of Persistent Childhood Poverty

 

Joanna Taylor, Brandeis University, K-12 Education as a Linchpin in Wealth Building Potential: An Exploration of School Effects on Wealth

 

William Emmons, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, College Is Not Enough: Higher Education Does Not Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Wealth Gaps

 

Moderator: Todd Greene, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta 

 

Discussant: Ida Rademacher, Aspen Institute 

3:45 p.m. Transition time
4:00 p.m. Plenary Session II: Shaping Economic Futures: The Role of Communities
 

Rebekah Levine Coley, Boston College

 

Sandra Newman, Johns Hopkins University

 

Erin Hardy, Brandeis University

 

Martin Sanchez-Jankowski, University of California-Berkeley

 

Moderator: Erika Poethig, Urban Institute

5:30 p.m.

Poster Session and Evening Reception

7:00 p.m. Day One Concludes           

 

Friday, March 24


 

7:00 a.m.  Breakfast 
8:30 a.m.  Welcome and Day Overview
 

Arturo Gonzalez, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System 

 

Michael Grover, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis 

  Opening Remarks: President Charles Evans, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
 

Introduced by Alicia Williams, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago 

9:00 a.m.  Plenary Session III: Skill Development and Workforce Outcomes
 

Laurence Steinberg, Temple University

 

Adriana Kugler, Georgetown University

 

Margaret Simms, Urban Institute

 

Moderator: William Spriggs, Howard University

10:30 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m.  Concurrent Sessions 3 (See bottom of page for color key)
 

Community Assets and the Opportunity Gap

 

Francisca Garcia-Cobian Richter, Case Western Reserve University, Temporal Effects of Distressed Housing on Early Childhood Risk Factors and Kindergarten Readiness

 

John Sipple, Cornell University, Caring for the Young: The Capacity of Communities in New York State to Care for Young Children

 

Elaine Weiss, The Broader, Bolder Approach to Education, Education Inequities at the School Starting Gate: Conditions, Trends, and Strategies to Address Them

 

Moderator: Tammy Edwards, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 

 

Discussant: Richard Todd, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis 

 

Housing and Neighborhoods: Place Effects on Educational Achievement

 

Scott Holupka, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Racial Disparities in Assisted Housing Environments for Children

 

Elia De la Cruz Toledo, University of Chicago, The Geography of Opportunity: Developmental Trajectories of Children in Baltimore

 

Ariel Bierbaum, University of Maryland, The Burden of Choice: Assessing the Impact of Charter School Options on Household Travel Behavior in Philadelphia 

 

Moderator: Sandra Tormoen, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond 

 

Discussant: Nancy Andrews, LIIF (Low Income Investment Fund)

 

Policy Interventions to Improve Child Outcomes 

 

David Rehkopf, Stanford University, The Effects of Anti-Poverty Tax Policy on Child and Adolescent BMI and Obesity

 

Peter Bergman, Teachers College, Columbia University, The Effects of School Integration: Evidence from a Randomized Desegregation Program

 

Stephen Cornman, U.S. Department of Education, State, District, and School-Level Finance Surveys, Do Equity and Adequacy Court Decisions and Policies Make a Difference for At-Risk Students following Abbott, Rose, McDuffy, and Hancock? Longitudinal Evidence from New Jersey 

 

Moderator: David Erickson, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

 

Discussant: Ron Haskins, Brookings Institution 

12:30 p.m.  Lunch
1:00 p.m. Afternoon Keynote: Geoffrey Canada, Author and Inner-City Youth and Education Advocate; Founder of Harlem Children’s Zone
 

Introduced by Dorothy Bridges, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis 

 

Moderator: Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto, University of Texas; MSNBC Contributor 

2:00 p.m. Closing Remarks: Anna Alvarez Boyd, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
2:30 p.m.  Adjournment

  

Color Key for Concurrent Session Titles

Teal sessions feature papers focused on Early Childhood Development.
Orange sessions feature papers focused on Community Conditions.
Green sessions feature papers focused on Education and Workforce. 


If you have questions about the conference or registration, please email CDConference@mpls.frb.org.

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