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IESP at AEFP 2016

IESP recently presented research on a range of topics at the American Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado.  In addition to presenting our current work, researchers also served as chairs and discussants on a variety of panels. Below is a summary of our presence at the conference:

Amy Ellen Schwartz, Director of IESP presented

  • Let Them Eat Lunch: The Impact of Universal Free Meals on School Lunch Participation
  • Student Outcomes and Do Housing Vouchers Improve Academic Performance? Evidence from New York City

Meryle Weinstein, IESP’s Executive Director presented

  • Why Do Summer Jobs Generate Benefits for Some Students and Not Others? Characteristics of NYC’s Summer Youth Employment Program Placements and Participants, and the Impact on Academic Outcomes

Associate Professor Sean Corcoran presented his work

  • The Continuing Impact of Democracy Prep Public Schools
  • The Manhattan/Hunter Science High School: Impact of an Early College Science Program

IESP’s Assistant Director Michele Leardo presented

  • The Principal and the Lunch Room: Decisions that Shape School Meals

Fifth year PhD candidate, IES-PIRT fellow and future Assistant Professor at Syracuse University Michah Rothbart presented

  • Competing for Students: The Impact of Increased School Choice on School Expenditures

Agustina Laurito, a fourth year PhD candidate and IES-PIRT fellow presented

  • The Effect of Charter Schools on Neighborhood and School Segregation Evidence from New York City

Menbere Shiferaw, a third year PhD candidate and IES-PIRT fellow presented her work

  • Immigrant Students and Participation in Special Education

Bryant Hopkins, a first year PhD candidate and IES-PIRT fellow presented joint work with Leanna Stiefel

  • Does “Being There” Explain Some Inequalities? The Impact of Special Education on Attendance for Black Male Elementary School Students

For more information, please visit the AEFP website or email iesp@nyu.edu.