Centennial Lecture Series to Focus on Schools and Poverty – Detroit, March 23

February 2017

On March 23, the fifth AERA Centennial Lecture and Open Forum will feature Charles Payne (University of Chicago), who will present on “The Limits of Schooling, The Power of Poverty.” The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the Detroit Institute of Arts, in Detroit, at 6:30 p.m. EST. It will be live streamed. 

Payne, the Frank P. Hixon Professor in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, will explore compelling research that shows that with stronger organizational cultures and more strategic investments in youth, schools can produce better outcomes, even at current resource levels.

Payne’s brief lecture will be followed by an open forum with experts from the Detroit area and attendees. The discussion will be moderated by Erin Einhorn, senior correspondent for Chalkbeat Detroit.

The AERA Centennial Lecture Series aims to bring innovative education research and leading scholars to cities across the United States to engage in public discussion with area leaders. AERA Highlights readers are encouraged to register, offer feedback, and share news of these upcoming lectures.