The Institute for Education and Social Policy

Presentations

Institute staff present papers at professional conferences, such as the American Educational Research Association and the American Education Finance Association.

Upcoming Presentations

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Recent Presentations 

IESP @ AEFP, March 14-16, 2013

Education Renewal and Reform…in the Face of Resource Constraints?
New Orleans, LA

The Impact of Mid-year Movers on Stable Students, Leanna Stiefel, Amy Ellen Schwartz, and Emilyn Ruble Whitesell

Do Charter Schools Ruin Local Public Schools in Poor Neighborhoods? The Impact of Charter Schools on NYC Public Schools, Sarah Cordes

Children Underwater: Effects of Negative Equity on Children's Educational Outcomes, Ashlyn Aiko Nelson, David Figlio, Amy Ellen Schwartz, Leanna Stiefel, and Vicki Been

Top Dog/Bottom Dog: The Impact of Grade Span on Bullying, Safety, and Belonging, Amy Ellen Schwartz, Leanna Stiefel, and Michah Rothbart

How Low-Achieving Students Fare in the NYC High School Choice Process, Lori Nathanson and Sean Corcoran

Pathways to the Elite: Application, Admission, and Matriculation to New York City's Specialized High Schools, Sean Corcoran and Christine Baker-Smith

The View from the Front of the Class? Using the Concerns-Based Adaption Model to Understand Science Teachers’ Use of New Instructional Tools, Susan Elgendy, James Short, and Meryle Weinstein

The Effect of Breakfast in the Classroom on Obesity and Academic Performance: Evidence from New York City, Sean Corcoran, Elizabeth Debraggio, and Amy Ellen Schwartz

IESP @ APPAM, November 8-10, 2012

Policy Analysis and Public Management in an Age of Scarcity: The Challenges of Assessing Effectiveness and Efficiency
Baltimore, MD

Are Learning Environments Better at Small Schools? Jessica Boccardo, Amy Ellen Schwartz, Leanna Stiefel, and Matt Wiswall

Housing and Childhood Obesity (poster presentation), Sarah Cordes and Amy Ellen Schwartz 

Are We Punishing Our Poorest Neighborhoods? Evaluating the Consequences of No Child Left Behind, Keren Horn and Amy Ellen Schwartz

Crime, Context, and Children's Academic Performance, Johanna Lacoe, Amy Ellen Schwartz, Pat Sharkey, and Ingrid Gould Ellen

The Impact of Summer Youth Employment On Academic Outcomes: Evidence From a Large-Scale Lottery, Jacob Leos-Urbel 

Moving Matters: The Causal Effect of School Mobility On Student Performance, Leanna Stiefel and Amy Ellen Schwartz

IESP @ APPAM International Education Conference, October 3-5, 2012

Improving Education through Accountability and Evaluation: Lessons from Around the World
Rome, Italy

The Impact of High School Choice on Mediators of Student Success, Sean Corcoran, Lori Nathanson, and Jim Kemple

Moving Matters: The Causal Effect of School Mobility On Student Performance, Leanna Stiefel and Amy Ellen Schwartz

Can Formal-Informal Collaborations Improve Science Literacy in Urban Middle Schools? The Impact of Urban Advantage, Meryle Weinstein, Emilyn Ruble Whitesell, and Amy Ellen Schwartz

At the Center for American Progress, September 19, 2012

Stealth Inequities: How Local Tax Systems & State Aid Formulas Undermine Educational Equality in U.S. States, Sean P. Corcoran (with Bruce Baker). Watch the presentation here.

At the NYSAIS Institutional Advancement Conference, June 18, 2012

Economics, Public Policy, and Independent Schools, Amy Ellen Schwartz

At the National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools Conference, June 10-12, 2012

Does Small High School Reform Lift Urban Districts? Evidence from NYC, Elizabeth Debraggio co-authored with Leanna Stiefel, Matthew Wiswall, and Amy Ellen Schwartz. Watch the presentation here.

At the Denver Museum of Nature and Science to the UA Denver Research and Evaluation Advisory Board, April 4, 2012

Can Formal-Informal Collaborations Improve Science Literacy in Urban Middle Schools? The Impact of Urban Advantage, Meryle Weinstein co-authored with Amy Ellen Schwartz and Emilyn Ruble Whitesell

At the Steinhardt Education Policy Breakfast, April 2012

Sean Corcoran was invited as a guest speaker at the Steinhardt Education Policy Breakfast in April. He presented “Teacher Quality, Teacher Evaluation, and “Value-Added.” Watch the presentation here.

At the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland's policy summit "Housing, Human Capital, and Inequality", June 9-10, 2011

Does Losing Your Home Mean Losing Your School? Effects of Foreclosure on Student Mobility of Children, Leanna Stiefel

At the New York University's "A Symposium on Refugee Youth: The Relationship of Education to Health", April 29th

Immigrants, Migrants, and Public Schools: Evidence from NYC, Amy Ellen Schwartz

At the New School panel entitled "High Stakes Decisions: How NYC’s Students Have Fared Under High School Choice", April 20, 2011

How NYC’s Students Have Fared Under High School Choice, Sean P. Corcoran
Watch the presentation here

At the Association for Education Finance and Policy Annual Conference, March 24-26, 2011

Merit Aid Programs, Incentives and Student Mobility: Joydeep Roy and Rajashri Chakrabarti

The Dynamics of Teacher Quality: Matthew Wiswall

Science Learning Outside of School: Preliminary Findings from the Evaluation of Urban Advantage: Meryle Weinstein and Elizabeth Debraggio

Accountability and Within-School Teacher Sorting in North Carolina: Erin F. Cocke, Jessica Boccardo and Sean Corcoran

How do Boys and Girls do it? New Evidence on the Gender Gay from New York City Public Schools: Charles Parekh

Just (not) showing up? The role of STEM high schools in closing the gender gap in STEM education: Matt Wiswall, Amy Ellen Schwartz, Leanna Stiefel, Jessica Boccardo

Do Small Schools Improve Student Performance in Large, Urban Districts? Leanna Stiefel, Matthew Wiswall, Amy Ellen Schwartz

School District Pension Bond Issuance and the Influence on Spending Behavior: Thad Calabrese and Todd Ely

The Intended and Unintended Consequences of No Child Left Behind: Rajashri Chakrabarti

The Educational Experiences and Outcomes of Undocumented College Students: Colin Chellman

Impact of Accountability on Teacher Distribution and Assignment in Low-Performing High Schools: Patrice Iatarola, Niu Gao

Indirect Aid for Uncertain Times: State Credit Enhancement Programs for School Districts: Todd Ely

Examining the Say Yes to Education Programs' Initial Impacts on Family Choices and Economic Development in Syracuse: Ross Rubenstein, Robert Bifulco

Teacher Effectiveness of High- and Low-Stakes Tests: Sean Corcoran, Jennifer Jennings, Andrew Beveridge

At-Risk At College: Differing Paths to Success for Disadvantaged Students in Higher Education: Colin Chellman, Leanna Stiefel, Amy Ellen Schwartz, David Crook

Examining the Say Yes to Education Programs' Initial Impacts on Family Choices and Economic Development in Syracuse: Ross Rubenstein, Robert Bifulco

Does Lunch Money Matter? The Impact of Changing Prices on Students' School Meal Participation and Academic Outcomes: Jacob Leos-Urbel, Amy Ellen Schwartz, Meryle Weinstein, Sean Corcoran

At the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness. March 3-5, 2011.

Accountability and Teacher Practice: Investigating the Impact of a New State Test and the Timing of State Test Adoption on Teacher Time Use
Erin F. Cocke, Jack Buckley & Marc A. Scott 

At the City College of New York Immigration and Education Conference, March 19, 2011

The Impact of Immigration on New York City Public Schools
Amy Ellen Schwartz, Leanna Stiefel, and Elizabeth Debraggio

On January 19, 2011, Sean Corcoran presented at the Educational Testing Services symposium entitled "Standardized Tests and Teacher Accountability: The Research".  

At the Association for Public Policy and Management (APPAM) Annual ConferenceNovember 2010

The Effects of Housing Instability on Educational Access and Outcomes
Vicki Been, Amy Ellen Schwartz, Leanna Stiefel, Ingrid Gould Ellen 

At-Risk-At-College: Identification, Persistence and Success
Colin Chellman, David Crook, Amy Ellen Schwartz, Leanna Stiefel

The Impact of Price on the Provision of School Meals
Jacob Leos-Urbel, Sean Corcoran, Amy Ellen Schwartz, Meryle Weinstein

At the National Center for Education Statistics Annual Data Conference, July 30, 2010:

School Food, School Performance, and the Price of School Food
Jacob Leos-Urbel, Meryle Weinstein 

At the Institute for Education Sciences Annual Research Conference, June 28, 2010:

The Impacts of School Meal Pricing Policy on Meals Served and on Academic Achievement (poster presentation)
Jacob Leos-Urbel, Meryle Weinstein, and Amy Ellen Schwartz

The Impact of State Testing on Teacher Time Use (poster presentation) Erin F. Cocke, Jack Buckley and Marc Scott

Why Do (Don't) Girls Choose Science? The Determinants of Attendance in Science High Schools in New York City (poster presentation)
Jessica Boccardo, Amy Ellen Schwartz, Leanna Stiefel and Matt Wiswall
Do Small Schools Improve Student Performance in Large, Urban Districts? Evidence from New York City (poster presentation)
Amy Ellen Schwartz, Leanna Stiefel, Matt Wiswall, Jessica Bocarrdo, and Jennifer Sallman

At the 35th Annual Conference of the American Education Finance Association (AEFA), March 18-20, 2010:

The Collateral Costs of the Mortgage Crisis: How do Foreclosures Affect Children's School Mobility and Performance?, Leanna Stiefel, presenter (Meryle Weinstein, co-author)

Changing Finances, Changing Inputs, Changing Outcomes, Leanna Stiefel, discussant
 
College Cost,
Dylan Conger, discussant

Does NCLB Lead Schools to Focus on Marginal Students? Evidence From Wisconsin, Rajashri Chakrabarti, presenter

Effect of Constraints on Tiebout Competition: Evidence from some School Finance Reforms in the U.S., Rajashri Chakrabarti, presenter

Equity, Adequacy, and Measurement of School Facilities, Todd Ely, presenter

Expensive Colleges, Poor Students: Who Goes to a Private Two-Year College?, Dylan Conger, presenter

Exploring the Distribution and Assignment of Secondary School Teachers, Patrice Iatarola, presenter

Immigrants and Inequality in Public Schools, Amy Ellen Schwartz, presenter (Leanna Stiefel, co-author)

NCLB and Student Outcomes: Some of the Unexpected Routes to the Goal, Amy Ellen Schwartz, chair and discussant

School Leadership: How principal training impacts student achievement, Meryle Weinstein, Chair

The New York City Aspiring Principals Program: A School-Level Evaluation, Sean Corcoran, presenter

Student Testing, Patrice Iatarola, discussant

The Intradistrict Distribution of College Preparatory Coursework in New York City, Colin Chellman, presenter

The Impact of State Testing on Teacher Time Use, Erin Cocke, presenter

Using Test Performance Data, Jeff Zabel, discussant

The Teacher Workforce, Sean Corcoran, chair and discussant

At the National Education Association Alternatice Compensation summit, January 7-8, 2010

Performance-Based Pay and Value-Added Assessment: What We Know...And Don't
Sean Corcoran

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