Meryle Weinstein is the Assistant Director at IESP. She holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration from the Wagner School of Public Service at NYU and an M.A. in Anthropology from San Francisco State University. Her recent work includes a school-level longitudinal analysis of the impact of Title I on school spending and student achievement; the distribution of out-of-school time programs in New York City, and the stability of the teacher workforce in newly operating schools. Her current research interests focus on the role of neighborhood institutions in supporting educational achievement. She is trained in both qualitative and quantitative research methods and has worked on a number of mixed-method studies, including an evaluation of the International Baccalaureate program in Title I high schools, a study of small high schools in New York City, and an analysis of racial test score gaps.