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