What happens to students when their school closes? Are they worse off--or do they make academic gains after closure? And what about policymakers: Should they take a firmer stance on closing chronically low-performing schools, or should they, rarely, if ever, shut down a school?

Join us in Columbus on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 for the release of Fordham's newest study, School Closures and Student Achievement. This research study brings to bear empirical evidence about the impact of closures on student achievement in Ohio, using state records from nearly 200 district and charter schools that closed between 2006 and 2012.
The event will feature Dr. Stephane Lavertu of the Ohio State University and Dr. Deven Carlson of the University of Oklahoma, who will present the findings of their groundbreaking school-closures research.
A panel discussion will follow the presentation.
The Honorable Nan Whaley, Mayor of Dayton
Tracie Craft, Deputy Director of Advocacy, Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO)
Stephanie Groce, former member Columbus City Schools Board of Education
Piet van Lier, Director of School Quality, Policy, and Communications, Cleveland Transformation Alliance