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Lisa Barrow

 

"The Expansion of High School Choice in Chicago Public Schools"


Public high school choice in Chicago expanded dramatically between 2002 and 2016, both in terms of the number of public high school options and the share of students choosing to attend a school other than their neighborhood high school. We investigate trends in high school student enrollment and public high school options for ninth graders in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) over this period and document how changes in enrollment patterns have changed the demographic make-up of schools by type, sorting of students across schools, and even the distance students are traveling to attend school.

 

About Lisa Barrow:

Lisa Barrow is a Senior Economist and Research Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and Affiliated Researcher at the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research. Her research focuses on a variety of education issues, including the impact of attending a selective high school on student outcomes, a randomized evaluation of computer-aided algebra instruction in large urban school districts, and evaluations of performance-based scholarship impacts on academic outcomes and student time use at the college level.

Her prior research on school choice, education production, and the earned income tax credit has appeared in numerous economic and policy journals. Barrow has also been a visiting assistant professor at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University and a visiting lecturer at the Irving B. Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago.

Barrow received a B.A. in economics from Carleton College and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from Princeton University.

 

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July 8
8:00 pm 

Singer/Songwriter Larry Mesirow

 

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