Published: Aug. 15, 2017

NEPC logoJoin the National Education Policy Center (NEPC) on Friday, Sept. 8 for panel discussions and informal conversations about current hot topics in education — neovouchers and equal rights in education. 

The 11th annual NEPC Fellows Research Panels will be held in the Kittredge Multipurpose Room on the CU Boulder campus. The event is free and open to the public but space is limited. Reserve your spot at:

NEPC fellows come from across the country and bring a wide range of expertise on education policy issues. Warren Simmons, senior fellow at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, will moderate the following panel discussions:

NeoVouchers, Education Saving Accounts, and the Creative Makeover of School Privatization
1:30 - 3 p.m.

  • Oscar Jiménez-Castellanos, Associate Professor at Arizona State University
  • Kevin Welner, Professor and Director of NEPC at CU Boulder

Equal Rights, Unequal Education:  An American Dilemma
3:30 - 5 p.m.

  • Patricia Gándara, Professor of Education and Co-Director of the Civil Rights Project at University of California, Los Angeles 
  • Gary Orfield, Distinguished Research Professor and Co-Director of the Civil Rights Project at University of California, Los Angeles

The National Education Policy Center, based at the University of Colorado Boulder School of Education, produces and disseminates high-quality, peer-reviewed research to inform education policy discussions. The center is guided by the belief that the democratic governance of public education is strengthened when policies are based on sound evidence. For more information, visit