Coming Summer 2018!

Bold Ideas in Education:  School Readiness Summit

Proposed Concurrent Sessions:  

  • Things Students Should Know Entering Kindergarten
  • Parental Involvement
  • Standardized Testing
  • Teacher Training
  • Student Health


Expanding your Horizons: Innovation Conference for Middle School Girls - STEM Research in Action

May 9th, 2017

Tuition: Free

Duke-UNCS - UNC Chapel Hill "Expanding your Horizons" (EYH) Conference is a weekend long collaborative community outreach effort hosted by SSRI-REDY at Duke University to inspire math and science exploration in middle school girls. The EYH spring event at Duke University offers memorable interactive experiences, visible female role models in STEM fields, and exposure to different career paths in STEM for girls; ages 11-14. The girls take part in three workshop sessions, on app design, robotic and civil/biomedical engineering and veterinary medicine, biomedical engineering and food science. Each fun-filled workshop is led by successful women professionals from industry, as well as professors and college students; all who volunteer their time and creative talents to provide a day of learning and excitement.

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Duke Summer Institute for Professional Studies (D-SIPS)

Session 1: June 6-10 and 13-17

Tuition:  Before March 1: $2,800; Before April 1 $3,000; Before May 1:  $3,200

D-SIPS is a summer program designed to help faculty and researchers grow academically and professionally, and to position them to secure funding and other support to contribute to their respective fields of study.  The program is targeted toward postdoctoral fellows and faculty who face challenges in pursuing a research agenda because of higher teaching loads.  For more information, please contact Jackie Terrell at

August 2015
11- 16
Teacher Training Initiative
University of the Bahamas, Nassau
REDY Research Teams

17, 20-21
Wake County Public Schools
Cary, NC
Teacher Training

November 2015
“Parents, Youth and Community”
Roehampton University, London
Universite Paris Diderot, Paris
Complutense University, Madrid

January 2016
“Social Stratification and Art” Exhibit
Friedl Hall, Duke University

“Parental Involvement and Hawaii”
University of Hawaii, Manoa

Symposium poster
REDY Community Research Symposium: Maximizing Parental Involvement with Children's Education

Duke University
April 9, 2015
8:30 am – 3:00 pm​
Sanford School of Public Policy, Rhodes Conference Room

This is the first in a series of interactive and engaging informational workshops sponsored by the Research on the Education and Development of Youth (REDY) that looks at the role parents play in their children’s education. REDY is predicated on the notion that ending disparities in achievement within American schools will require a dramatic redefinition of 1) education and how it is delivered, 2) of how achievement is measured, 3) an expansion of what is considered meritorious, and 4) a change in how schools are organized and operated.

Please let us know which working session you plan to attend by registering here).

Co-sponsors: African and African American Studies, Center for Child and Family Policy, Program in Education, Sanford School of Public Policy, and the Social Science Research Institute

SCHEDULE (Facilitator: Cyd McKenna)

8:30 am – 9:00 am
Registration and Check-in

9:00 am – 10:15 am
Group Working Sessions:
Parents will discuss the strategies that they use (home, school, or community) to benefit their children academically. They will share their strengths, weaknesses, and concerns regarding their effectiveness at helping their children succeed in school. 
(Please note sessions are concurrent – please register for one.)

Session 1: Parental Engagement at Home - Jan Riggsbee, Program in Education
Session 2: Parental Engagement at School - Makeba Wilbourn, Psychology and Neuroscience
Session 3: Community Engagement of Youth - Robert Crouch, Office of Institutional Equity
Session 4: International Focus - Lindah Mhando, African and African American Studies

10:15 am – 10:30 am

10:30 am
Welcome (Rhodes Conference Room) – Angel Harris, Duke University and Director, Research on the Education and Development of Youth

10:35 am – 12:00 pm
Merging of Community- Research Dialogue:
Researchers will discuss findings from studies on parental involvement and highlight the most effective strategies parents can employ to help their children succeed in school. This will be followed by a town hall-like forum to allow for an open discussion between members of the community and the academy.

Group Session Summaries from Parent Sessions
Moderator Session 1 - Jan Riggsbee, Program in Education​
Moderator Session 2 - Makeba Wilbourn, Psychology and Neuroscience​
Moderator Session 3 - Robert Crouch, Office of Institutional Equity
Moderator Session 4- Lindah Mhando, African and African American Studies​

Research–based Information Panel – United States
Leslie Babinski, Duke University
Angel Harris, Duke University

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Open Dialogue moderated by Aisha Sultan, The St. Louis Post Patch

1:00 pm
Lunch provided by REDY

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
International Research-based Information Panel
Gill Crozier, Roehampton University
Niambi Hall-Campbell, College of the Bahamas
Angel Harris, Duke University

2:30 pm
Next Steps and Closing with Angel Harris

*This is a D.R.E.A.M.S. Initiative.

Call for Artwork: Visual Presentation of Social Science Research in an Artistic Manner
Deadline: REDY must receive art pieces by Friday, April 17, 2015
Show Dates: Thursday, April 23 – Sunday, April 26
115 Friedl Art Gallery, Duke University

Social Stratification and Education Art Exhibit
Duke University
April 23, 2015
4:00 pm (opening reception and art exhibit begins at 2:30 pm)
Friedl Building, Room 225
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