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Dr. Judy Radigan

Judy Radigan received her Ph.D. from the University of Houston in the area of Educational Psychology.  She is devoted to researching the lives of children and equity for them in the public education system.

Dr. Radigan is a lecturer in Education at Rice University and in Cultural Studies at the University of Houston. She serves as an evaluator of four urban Even Start programs in Houston ISD elementary schools. Dr. Radigan has over 20 years of teaching experience in diverse public schools, and has won awards for outstanding teaching.  She has worked on the research team for the Spencer Foundation Study “Achievement Factors among Best Latino, Asian, and Anglo-American High School Students in Houston: An Ethnographic Study of Learning Environments and Strategies across Language and Cultures.”

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Growing a Culture of Science in the Classroom, presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, April 17, 2009.

Reacting Against Exclusion: Potential School Leavers Speaking Out, presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in New York City, March 25, 2008.

Latino English-Language Learners Overcome by High School Push-Out Policies, presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in New York City, March 26, 2008.

Reframing Dropouts: The Complexity of Urban Life Intersects with Current School Policy,
presented at the 2006 conference: The Texas Dropout Crisis and Our Children, a Conference on Graduation Rates, Causes, and Policy Solutions, Rice University, October 6, 2006.

The Power of Exclusion: Potential High School Dropouts Speaking Out
presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in Montreal, April 15, 2005