Grover J. Whitehurst
The Institute for Policy Research is pleased to present its
2004 Distinguished Public Policy Lecture
“Making Education Evidence-Based: Premises, Principles, Pragmatics, and Politics”
Director, Institute of Education Sciences
U.S. Department of Education
Monday, April 26, 2004
Allen Center Tribune Auditorium
2169 N. Campus Dr., Evanston
The event is free of charge and open to the public.
Appointed by President Bush, Dr. Whitehurst is the first Director of the Institute of Education Sciences, which was established in 2002 in the U.S. Department of Education. The Institute conducts, supports, and disseminates research on education practices that improve academic achievement, statistics on the condition of U.S. education, and evaluations of the effectiveness of federal and other education programs. As director, Dr. Whitehurst administers the Institute, including the activities of the National Center for Education Statistics, the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, and the National Center for Education Research.
Previously, Dr. Whitehurst was the Leading Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics and Chairman of the Psychology Department at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is an authority on language and pre-reading development in preschool children.