Stanford doctoral students win national fellowships for education research

Two Stanford doctoral students, MICHAEL JARRY-SHORE and SEBASTIÁN OTERO, have been awarded National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowships for 2020.

Sebastián Otero, left, and Michael Jarry-Shore (Courtesy Graduate School of Education)

Jarry-Shore and Otero are among 35 students selected nationwide for the fellowship and will each receive $27,500 to complete their dissertation. The fellowship program recognizes students whose work addresses critical issues in the history, theory or practice of education.

Jarry-Shore, advised by Graduate School of Education Professor HILDA BORKO, currently works as a research assistant on two projects with the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching at Stanford: one involving a district-wide initiative to prepare teacher leaders to lead site-based professional learning, and another to examine the use of surveys that offer math teachers immediate and actionable feedback on their students’ learning experiences. He also works with elementary pre-service teacher candidates in the Stanford Teacher Education Program.

Otero is a doctoral candidate in economics at Stanford. His research focuses on labor economics, with a particular emphasis on education policy in Latin America. For his dissertation, advised by Stanford economics Professors PASCALINE DUPAS and CAROLINE HOXBY, he is exploring the consequences of a large-scale affirmative action policy in federal universities in Brazil.

Read the full article on the Graduate School of Education website.