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Ted Buchanan

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 Tulane Empowers

Service honored nationally for sixth year
Tulane is on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for 2012.
 
Students celebrate ideas worth spreading
Presenters at TEDxTU are ready to inspire change with talks that are 18 minutes or less.
 
Scholars carry Dean Jean’s values around the world
The first Jean Danielson Memorial Scholars have fellowships allowing them to travel, serve others and expand their studies.
 
Spring Break Volunteers Help Houma Tribe
Students work with United Houma Nation to find “lost” members of the tribe who scattered after the Gulf oil spill and hurricanes.
 
Best Route to Literacy: Reading to Kids
Author and alumna Berthe Amoss participates in Mortar Board literacy event in Lower Ninth Ward.
 
Big Lessons in Small Town Medicine
Medical student works with rural clinic in New Roads, La., and leads an effort to combat childhood obesity.

How to reform public education?

Economics in education is of growing importance because of market-based reforms taking place across the country in urban public school systems such as those in New Orleans. 

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Douglas Harris, who holds the first endowed chair in public education at Tulane, is leading a discussion of hot topics in public education reform. (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano)


January 8, 2013

Michael Joe
mjoe@tulane.edu

Although his research helps inform national debate over public education policy, Douglas Harris gets a familiar reaction when he tells people he is an education economist. “They sort of look at you funny,” says Harris, an associate professor of economics at Tulane University. More...

 

 

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