ON-Lion Letter

The Spring 2015 issue of Education Next will be dedicated to revisiting Daniel Patrick Moynihan's 1965 report The Negro Family:  The Case for National Action on its 50th anniversary.  The issue will feature articles by leading scholars that document changes in family structure over the last 50 years and discuss the policy approaches that might be undertaken to address the social problems that have accompanied these changes.

And on March 5 in Washington, D.C., Education Next will sponsor a conference on the subject, "Single-Parent Families:  Revisiting the Moynihan Report 50 Years Later."  U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, who chairs the Senate's Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, will make a keynote address.  The address will be followed by panel discussions on the causes and consequences of single-parent families and strategies to strengthen families and improve educational outcomes.

Registration information is online.  This event will also be webcast live online.

Education Next is sponsoring it in cooperation with the Hoover Institution, Harvard University's Program on Education Policy and Governance (PEPG), and the Thomas B. Fordham InstituteThe Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee supports Education Next and projects at Hoover, PEPG, and the Fordham Institute.

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