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Evidence and Education: Linking Research, Policy, and Practice to Enhance K-12 Education

A conference sponsored by the Montana State University Initiative for Regulation and Applied Economic Analysis
April 12, 2019 | Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Free and open to the public; seating is limited, your RSVP is required
This one-day conference brought economics and education researchers together with local experts for insightful discussions on challenges facing our nation's schools and the policies designed to address them. 


Conference News Release


Conference Sessions: April 12, Procrastinator Theater, Room 237 Strand Union Building, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 Watch the entire conference or click on presention titles for individual presentations 

Session 1: Challenges in Teacher Recruitment and Retention


Session 2: Understanding School Funding and Disparities in Student Success


Session 3: Accountability in Education

  • Audrey Amrein-Beardsley, Arizona State University

"Using the evidence on educational accountability to inform K-12 policy and practice"

Session 4: Advancing School Safety


Session 5: Technology in Education


Questions and Answer Session

Conference Wrap Up and Reflections Panel:

  • Robert Watson, Bozeman Public Schools
  • Siri Smilie, Montana Governor's Office
  • Tricia Seifert, Montana State University


 Continuing Education Credits (.65) and Office of Public Instruction renewal units (6) are available.

Please contact Tamara Moe, Business Manager, [email protected]


For more information: Co-Directors Vince Smith [email protected] and Wendy Stock [email protected]