2020 – 2021 Virtual Networking Series

The Association for Education Finance & Policy will host a series of networking events throughout the fall and spring. In an attempt to foster meaningful connections, we have organized sessions based on topical area. 

Each session will be moderated by a current AEFP board member. They will welcome people to the session and have discussion prompts to help guide conversations. During each networking session, people will be placed into 3 different breakout groups for 15 minutes each.

Please RSVP for each session to receive the link and login details. 

RSVP for Session/s


General networking & other topics (early childhood, educator outcomes, methodology)

Moderated by: Christina Weiland, University of Michigan
Monday, November 16, 11 am EST 

K12 school finance

Moderated by: Thomas Downes, Tufts University
Thursday, December 3 at 4 pm EST 

Educator preparation & labor markets

Moderated by: Cara Jackson, Bellwether Education Partners
Wednesday, January 13, 6 pm EST 

Early career

Moderated by: Katharine Strunk, Michigan State University
Tuesday, January 19, 4 pm EST

Graduate students

Moderated by: Dominique Baker, Southern Methodist University
Wednesday, January 20, 4 pm EST 

Policy & practice

Moderated by: Dara Zeehandelaar Shaw, Maryland State Department of Education
Monday, February 1, 2 pm EST

Post-secondary financial aid, student debt, and finance/governance

Moderated by: Lesley Turner, Vanderbilt University
Wednesday, February 10, 5 pm EST

Causes & consequences of inequity in education

Moderated by: Brooks Bowden, University of Pennsylvania & Cassandra Hart, University of California – Davis
Wednesday, February 17, 6 pm EST

Post-secondary access, admissions, and success

Moderated by: Mark Long, University of Washington
Wednesday, February 24, 4 pm EST

K12 accountability & school choice

Moderated by: Katharine Strunk, Michigan State University
Tuesday, March 2, 5 pm EST

RSVP for Networking Sessions

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