IDRA José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellowship

Research Presentations by Two IDRA José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellows

Plus a Bonus Presentation by Student Researchers

Two IDRA José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellows, Dr. Vanessa A. Sansone and Dr. David Martínez, presented their research at our virtual symposium. Their research papers and video presentations and panel highlights are below.

Session 1

IDRA José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellow, Dr. Vanessa A. Sansone, presented her study that examined CARES Act funding and spending patterns among Hispanic-serving institutions in Texas.

Panel Response  

Moderator: Celina Moreno, J.D., President & CEO, IDRA

Jaime Chahín, Ph.D., Dean and Professor of the College of Applied Arts, Texas State University

Joanna D. Sánchez, Ph.D., Senior Policy Researcher, IDRA

Session 2

IDRA José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellow, Dr. Davíd Martínez presented his analysis of South Carolina school finance priorities in high-proportion LatinX school districts during COVID-19.

Panel Response

Moderator: Chloe Latham Sikes, Ph.D., Deputy Director of Policy, IDRA

Derek W. Black, J.D., Professor of Law, Ernest F. Hollings Chair in Constitutional Law, University of South Carolina School of Law

Edward García Fierros, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Villanova University

The José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellows Program was established in 2013 by IDRA to honor 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.

Session 3

We also had a bonus presentation by a team of high school students on the results of their youth participatory action research study, “Culturally Responsive Education and School Discipline in Texas Schools: A Mixed-Methods Case Study.” The four students, who were members of IDRA’s Youth Advisory Board in 2022.

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When: May 18, 2023
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm CST
Location: Virtual