Join University of Chicago’s Division of the Social Sciences in Boston on Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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Stephen Raudenbush 

Lewis-Sebring Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Sociology, the College, and the Harris School of Public Policy Studies, and Chair, Committee on Education 


for a lecture and discussion of


The Ambitious Elementary School:

Its Conception, Design, and Implications for Educational Equality


The challenge of overcoming educational inequality in the United States can sometimes appear overwhelming, and great controversy exists as to whether or not elementary schools are up to the task, whether they can ameliorate existing social inequalities and initiate opportunities for economic and civic flourishing for all children. This book shows what can happen when you rethink schools from the ground up with precisely these goals in mind, approaching educational inequality and its entrenched causes head on, student by student. The result is a fresh, deeply informed, and remarkably clear portrait of school reform that directly addresses the real problems of educational inequality.


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

6:00 PM Reception

​6:30-7:30 PM Lecture and Discussion


Boston Public Library

Map Room & Courtyard Restaurant

700 Boylston Street

Boston, MA 02116


RSVP here 


We are committed to making this an inclusive event. 

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