AEFP 46th Annual Conference

Promoting Equity and Opportunity Through Education Policy Research

Held Virtually from March 17-19, 2021

AEFP 46th Annual Conference Program

March 17-19, 2021

Note: All times are Eastern Time (EST). Program is updated as of 2/28/2021.
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Concurrent Session IX - Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
9.01 - Teacher Recruitment and Hiring
Educator labor markets (e.g., compensation, pensions, mobility, supply and demand)
Room: Room 1

Chair: Katie Kurjakovic, United Federation of Teachers,

Jessalynn James, Brown University. The Temporal Dynamics of Teacher Hiring. Matthew Kraft, Brown University, John Papay, Brown University
Jonathan Davis, University of Oregon. The Short and Long Run Impacts of the Deferred Acceptance Algorithm: Evidence from Matching Teach For America Teachers to Schools
Nicolás Ajzenman, São Paulo School of Economics-FGV. Altruism or Money? Reducing Teacher Sorting using Behavioral Strategies in Peru. Eleonora Bertoni, Inter-American Development Bank, Gregory Elacqua, Inter-American Development Bank, Luana Marotta, Inter-American Development Bank, Carolina Méndez Vargas, Inter-American Development Bank
9.02 - Impacts of early childhood interventions: New approaches and new contexts
Early childhood
Room: Room 2

Chair: Anna Markowitz, University of California, Los Angeles,

Crystal Zhan, University of South Carolina. Book matters: The Effect of Cocky’s Reading Express on Student Performance. John Ryan, University of South Carolina
Diana Leyva, University of Pittsburgh. A Strengths-Based, Culturally Responsive Family Intervention Improves Latino Kindergarteners’ Vocabulary and Approaches to Learning. Christina Weiland, University of Michigan, Anna Shapiro, University of Virginia, Gloria Yeomans-Maldonado, The University of Texas - Health Science Center at Houston, Angela Febles, N/A
Irma Arteaga, University of Missouri. Can technology narrow the early childhood stimulation gap in rural Guatemala? Results from an experimental approach. Julieta Trias, The World Bank
9.03 - Leadership & Professional Learning
Educator preparation, professional development, performance, and evaluation
Room: Room 3

Chair: Aliza Husain, University at Buffalo,

Robert Shand, American University. Toward More Inclusive Professional Learning Communities. Jacqui Batts, American University
Rolf Straubhaar, Texas State University. How Teach For All conceptualizes educational leadership: A discourse analysis of the TFAll Talks series
Stephanie Levin, Learning Policy Institute. Elementary School Principals’ Professional Learning: Current Status and Future Needs. Melanie Leung, Learning Policy Institute, Adam Edgerton, Learning Policy Institute, Caitlin Scott, Learning Policy Institute
9.04 - Special Session: 2020 Awardees
AEFP General Sessions
Room: Room 4

Chair: Cassandra Hart, University of California, Davis,

Xiaoyang Ye, Princeton University. Personalized Advising for College Match: Experimental Evidence on the Use of Human Expertise and Machine Learning to Improve College Choice
Eric Taylor, Harvard University. Schooling versus Training, and the Importance of Learning Skills at Work
Laura Bellows, University of Virginia. Thrown Off the Bus: “Bus Suspensions” and Equitable Access to Schooling
9.05 - Parental Choice & Preference
K-12 school choice
Room: Room 5

Chair: Jane Friesen, Simon Fraser University,

Shanjukta Nath, University of Maryland. Preference Estimation in Deferred Acceptance with Partial School Rankings
Jason Saltmarsh, University of Maryland College Park. Waitlisted: Seat Availability and School Preference Structures in Washington, D.C.’s Unified School Lottery
Jeanne Powers, Arizona State University. Immigrant Parents’ Participation in Public School Choice from 2007-2016: Evidence from the Parent and Family Involvement Survey. Margarita Pivovarova, Arizona State University
9.06 - Alternative School and District Revenue Sources: Implications for Equity
K-12 school finance
Room: Room 6

Chair: Patrice Iatarola, University of Florida,

Angie Nga Le, Florida International University. Education Grants and Local Education Administration in Miami-Dade School District, Florida. Hai Guo, Florida International University
Claire Mackevicius, Northwestern University. Investigating How School-Specific Nonprofit Fundraising Organizations Deepen Inequitable Resource Provision
Lisa Barrow, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. School Fundraising Efforts: The Great Unequalizer?. Lauren Sartain, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
9.07 - Mobility and Interrelationships Across Sectors in Higher Education
Post-secondary access, admissions, and success
Room: Room 7

Chair: Veronica Minaya, Teachers College at Columbia University,

Michael Hill, University of California. The forgotten pathway: Understanding student beliefs and preferences related to cross-enrollment. Elizabeth Park, University of California, Rachel Baker, University of California, Kassandra Flores, University of California, Joshua Dorman, University of California, Maritza Morales-Gracia, University of California
Andrea Chambers, Michigan State University. Nontraditional Patterns of Student Mobility in Higher Education: Reverse Transfer & Enrollment Swirl
Michael Bloem, Georgia State University. The Effect of Minimum Transfer Admissions Requirements: Evidence from Georgia
9.08 - Tuition-Setting Policy in Higher Education
Post-secondary financial aid and student debt
Room: Room 8

Chair: Drew Anderson, RAND Corporation,

Daniel Kreisman, Georgia State University. Tuition price shocks, graduation and earning. Jonathan Smith, Georgia State University, Jennifer Ma, The College Board, Matea Pender, The College Board
Lois Miller, University of Wisconsin - Madison. Making College Affordable? The Impacts of Tuition Freezes and Caps. Minseon Park, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Rachel Worsham, North Carolina State University. A Differences-in-Differences Analysis of the Impact of the North Carolina Tuition Guarantee on College Costs
9.09 - Nudges, Nourishment, and Support in College
Post-secondary general papers
Room: Room 9

Chair: Joshua Goodman, Boston University,

Ashley Donaldson Burle, Saint Louis University. Food for Thought: Campus Meals as a Nudge Intervention for Increasing Postsecondary Applications and Enrollment. Gary Ritter, Saint Louis University, Evan Rhinesmith, Saint Louis University
Jenna Kramer, RAND. A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Nudge Interventions in Postsecondary Education. Kelly Rosinger, Penn State University, Tuan Nguyen, Kansas State University, Christopher Doss, RAND
Nick Voorhees, University of Florida. SNAP benefits? National study of the effects of the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program on student outcomes.. Garam Chu, University of Florida
9.10 - Families & long-term educational outcomes
Causes and consequences of inequity in education
Room: Room 10

Chair: Helen Ladd, Duke University,

Mikko Silliman, Harvard University. Sibling spillovers, from education to the labor market. Hanna Virtanen, The research institute for the Finnish economy (ETLA)
Thomas Cornelissen, Department of Economics. The Multigenerational Impacts of Educational Expansion: Evidence from Vietnam. Thang Dang, Department of Economics
Federick Ngo, University of Nevada Las Vegas. Are DREAMS Contagious? Peer Effects to Undocumented Community College Students
9.11 - Socioemotional Health Issues in Education
Causes and consequences of inequity in education
Room: Room 11

Chair: Dara Zeehandelaar Shaw, Maryland State Department of Education,

Ayse Cobanoglu, University at Buffalo-SUNY. Ego-resiliency of Syrian children in Turkey: An exploratory work for kindergartners’ psychosocial well-being. Edanur Arslan, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Fahretdin Adagideli, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa
Janelle Fouche, Harvard University. Peer Death Exposure & High School Outcomes. Joshua Goodman, Boston University
Jerome Graham, University of Cincinnati. Explaining the Racial School Climate Gap: Evidence from Georgia
9.12 - Supports & Pathways for At-Risk Students
K-12 interventions and short-term outcomes (academic and non-academic)
Room: Room 12

Chair: Steven Hemelt, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,

Zitsi Mirakhur, University of Kentucky. Three Models for Supporting Students Who Experience Homelessness: Evidence from New York City. Kathryn Hill, The Research Alliance for New York City Schools
Jane Arnold Lincove, UMBC School of Public Policy. A Bridge to Graduation: Testing the Effects of an Alternative Pathway for Students Who Fail Exit Exams. Catherine Mata, UMBC School of Public Policy, Kalena Cortes, The Bush School
Thomas Dee, Stanford University. Staying on Track: Comprehensive Case Management to Prevent High School Dropout. Chloe Gibbs, University of Notre Dame, James Sullivan, University of Notre Dame