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State Investment in School Facilities – José A. Cárdenas 2017 School Finance Fellows Program Research Symposium

Join us for this research symposium where Dr. Marialena Rivera, IDRA’s 2016 José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellow, will present her research findings.

At this event, Dr. Rivera, will provide briefing on her study, “What about the Schools? – Factors Contributing to Expanded State Investment in School Facilities,” followed by a panel discussion with experts from across the country. Through case studies of five states with varying facilities policies, Dr. Rivera’s study examines the factors contributing to expanded state investment in equitable public school facilities and how those factors can be leveraged to encourage states that make minimal investments to expand their support for facilities funding.

The five case study states are Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas and Wyoming.

An assistant professor of education and community leadership at the Texas State University College of Education, Dr. Rivera’s research focuses on the politics of education policy, privatization, school finance and school leadership for school improvement.

The IDRA José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellows Program honors the memory of IDRA founder, Dr. José Angel Cárdenas. The goal of the program is to engage the nation’s most promising researchers in investigating school finance solutions that secure equity and excellence for all public school students.

See the program agenda (pdf)

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Materials by Marialena Rivera, Ph.D., 2016 IDRA José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellow

What about the Schools? Factors Contributing to Expanded State Investment in School Facilities – Executive Summary

What about the Schools? Factors Contributing to Expanded State Investment in School Facilities – Full Report

Case Study State Highlights #1: Texas

Case Study State Highlights #2: Wyoming

Case Study State Highlights #3: New Jersey

Case Study State Highlights #4: Massachusetts

Case Study State Highlights #5: Ohio

When: April 28, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm cdt
Location: At the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205
Third Floor Conference Room 12

Also on Friday…

IDRA Reception at AERA

Friday, April 28, 2017, 7:00-9:00 pm

At the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting*

Co-sponsored by the Southern Education Foundation and by Our Lady of the Lake University Office of Global and Strategic Initiatives.

Visit with IDRA staff, IDRA Fellow Dr. Marialena Rivera, and other colleagues committed to educational equity.

Hors d’oeuvres & cash bar.

Grand Hyatt San Antonio, 600 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205, Third Floor, Bonham A

Click here to register for the reception today!

*Free and open to the public. Not limited to AERA registrants.

Agenda

Research Briefing: “What about the Schools? – Factors Contributing to Expanded State Investment in School Facilities” – Dr. Marialena Rivera, IDRA 2016 José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellow, and Assistant Professor of Education and Community Leadership, Texas State University College of Education

Slides: What about the Schools? Factors Contributing to Expanded State Investment in School Facilities, April 28, 2017 Symposium

Moderator – David G. Hinojosa, J.D., National Director of Policy, Intercultural Development Research Association

Panelists –

Mary Filardo, Executive Director, 21st Century School Fund

Dr. Jeffrey M. Vincent, Deputy Director and Cofounder of the Center for Cities & Schools at the University of California, Berkeley

Raul Villaseñor, Managing Director, FirstSouthwest, a Division of Hilltop Securities, Inc.

Slides: Planning for PK-12 Infrastructure – Adequate Public School Facilities for All Children, Mary Filardo and Dr. Jeffrey M. Vincent, April 28, 2017 Symposium

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