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 VIII - Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
8.01 - Teacher Labor Supply: Job Demands and Teacher Turnover
Educator labor markets (e.g., compensation, pensions, mobility, supply and demand)
Room: Room 1

Chair: Peter Tang, Tennessee State Collaborative on Reforming Education,

Adam Kho, University of Southern California. Do They Stay or Do They Go? Teachers in Tennessee’s Lowest-Performing Schools. Lam Pham, North Carolina State University
Jessica Nadzam, Texas Tech University. Arkansas Teachers’ Attrition Predicted by Increased Job-Demands and Mediated by Self-Efficacy during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic. Kirstyn Wyatt-Salehi, University of Arkansas
Daebum Jung, Jinju Health College. The K-12 Revolving Door: A Study on the Beginning Teachers Career Decision. Se Woong Lee, University of Missouri-Columbia
8.02 - Early childhood retention & supply
Early childhood
Room: Room 2

Chair: Chloe Gibbs, University of Notre Dame,

Daphna Bassok, University of Virginia. Teacher Turnover in Early Childhood Education: Longitudinal Evidence from the Universe of Publicly-Funded Programs in Louisiana. Laura Bellows, University of Virginia, Anna Markowitz, University of California
Daphna Bassok, University of Virginia. The Effects of Financial Incentives on Teacher Retention in Early Childhood Education: New Evidence from Virginia. Justin Doromal, University of Virginia, Molly Michie, University of Virginia, Vivian Wong, University of Virginia
Qing Zhang, University of California - Irvine. Impacts of COVID-19 on Child Care Supply: Evidence from the Stay-at-Home Order in North Carolina. Jade Jenkins, University of California
8.03 - Teacher Activism & Strikes
K-12 school politics, governance, leadership, and organizations
Room: Room 3

Chair: Tom Zembar, National Education Association,

Bradley Marianno, University of Nevada - Las Vegas. Power in a Pandemic: Teachers’ Unions and their Response to School Reopening. Annie Hemphill, Michigan State University, Ana Loures-Elias, University of Nevada, Libna Garcia, University of Nevada
Sandy Frost Waldron, Michigan State University. Media Portrayal of Teachers on Strike and its Relation to Policy. Rebecca Jacobsen, Michigan State University
Tuan Nguyen, Kansas State University. Examining the Causes and Consequences of Contemporary Teacher Strikes: Twenty Years of Teacher Activism. Luis Rodriguez, New York University
8.04 - Summer School and Learning Outcomes
Room: Room 4

Chair: Andrew McEachin, RAND Corporation,

Alexa Prettyman, Georgia State University. Putting Summer School to the Test: The Impact of Summer School in the Era of COVID-19. Tim Sass, Georgia State University
Jeff Dominitz, Education Analytics. Learning loss and COVID-19 slide: Evidence from Academic Recovery Camp in South Carolina. Soobin Kim, Education Analytics, Robert Meyer, Education Analytics
Aleksandra Holod, American Institutes for Research. In-Person vs. Virtual Instruction in a Summer Reading Remediation Program: Implications for Teaching and Learning
8.05 - Special Topics: Career and Technical Education
K-12 interventions and short-term outcomes (academic and non-academic)
Room: Room 5

Chair: Daniel Kreisman, Georgia State University,

Anthony Perry, Texas Tech University. Organizational Habitus and Postsecondary Career and Technical Pathways. Misti Jeffers, University of Tennessee
Walter Ecton, Vanderbilt University. Framing Public Opinion Towards Career and Technical Education: Results from a Survey-Based Experiment
Catherine Duggan, Vanderbilt University. Employment Outcomes for Students with Disabilities in Postsecondary Career and Technical Education
8.06 - Impacts of School Finance Policies
K-12 school finance
Room: Room 6

Chair: Stephanie Levin, Learning Policy Institute,

Jessica Goldstein, University of Arkansas. Under the Influence: A Multi-State Analysis of Marijuana Legalization on Education Spending. Josh McGee, University of Arkansas, Joshua Hess, University of South Carolina
Josh McGee, University of Arkansas. Pursuing Intergenerational Equity in Pension Finance. Robert Costrell, University of Arkansas
Ying Shi, Syracuse University. The Long-Run Effects of Tax and Expenditure Limits. Allan Hatch, University of Arkansas, Daniel Jones, University of Pittsburgh
8.07 - Student Success in College and Graduate School
Post-secondary access, admissions, and success
Room: Room 7

Chair: Kelly Rosinger, Penn State University,

Amanda Griffith, Wake Forest University. If at First One Does not Succeed, Try Try Again: The impact of access to course retaking for low-income students. Veronica Sovero, San Francisco State University
Dominique Baker, Southern Methodist University. Excess in Texas: An investigation of the effect of state policies concerning excess credit hours on student success
Xuan Jiang, Ohio State University. A Second Chance at Success? Effects of College Grade Forgiveness Policies on Student Outcomes. Kelly Chen, Boise State University, Zeynep Hansen, Boise State University, Scott Lowe,
8.08 - Financial Aid and Human Capital
Post-secondary financial aid and student debt
Room: Room 8

Chair: Elizabeth Bell, Miami University,

Rajashri Chakrabarti, Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Tuition, Debt, and Human Capital. Vyacheslav Fos, Boston College, Andres Liberman, NYU, Constantine Yannelis, University of Chicago
Rong Chen, Seton Hall University. Effects of Loans on College Student Retention, Transfer, and Dropout. Katie Smith, Seton Hall University
David Ribar, Georgia State University. Dynamics of Merit-Based Scholarships in Georgia. Ross Rubenstein, Georgia State University
8.09 - State performance-based funding and financial aid
Post-secondary finance, governance, and accountability
Room: Room 9

Chair: Denisa Gandara, Southern Methodist University,

Nathan Abdelmalek, University of Missouri. The Effect of Performance Funding Policy on Graduation Rates at Missouri Public Two- and Four-Year Institutions of Higher Education
Robert Kelchen, Seton Hall University. The Effects of State Performance Funding Policies on Student Debt and Labor Market Outcomes. Justin Ortagus, University of Florida, Kelly Rosinger, Pennsylvania State University, Alexander Cassell, Pennsylvania State University
Clint Harris, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Estimating the Perceived Returns to College
8.10 - Social, Health, and Institutional Influences on Educational Attainment
Causes and consequences of inequity in education
Room: Room 10

Chair: Jonathan Smith, Georgia State University,

Aaron Phipps, United States Military Academy. The Cost of Bad Timing: The Effect of Military Exit Timing on Veteran Educational Attainment. Carl Wojtaszek, United States Military Academy
Nhu Nguyen, University of Illinois at Chicago. Violent crime exposure and student achievement
Rajeev Darolia, University of Kentucky. The Opioid Crisis and Postsecondary Education. Rodney Hughes, West Virginia University
8.11 - Pollution & Education
Causes and consequences of inequity in education
Room: Room 11

Chair: Tim Sass, Georgia State University,

Claudia Persico, American University. The Spillover Effects of Pollution: How Exposure to Lead Affects Everyone in the Classroom. Ludovica Gazze, University of Warwick, Sandra Spirovska, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sam Trejo, University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Health and Social Effects of the Flint Water Crisis on Educational Outcomes. Brian Jacob, University of Michigan, Gloria Yeomans-Maldonado, University of Michigan
Sarah Komisarow, Sanford School of Public Policy. Are Power Plant Closures a Breath of Fresh Air? Air Pollution, Absences, and Achievement. Emily Pakhtigian, Penn State University
8.12 - CTE, Career Academies, & Industry Certifications
K-12 interventions and short-term outcomes (academic and non-academic)
Room: Room 12

Chair: Shaun Dougherty, Vanderbilt University,

Jay Plasman, Ohio State. Can Coursetaking Improve Low-Income High Schoolers’ Attendance and Engagement? Evidence from Career and Technical Education. Michael Gottfried, University of Pennsylvania, Danel Klasik, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Elizabeth Glennie, RTI International. Student characteristics and school implementation practices: Who’s trying and succeeding in earning industry certifications in high school. Siri Warkentien, RTI International, Elizabeth Parish, RTI International, Erich Lauff, RTI International, Ben Dalton, RTI International
Katherine Shields, EDC. Do career academies offer academic advantages over other career technical education experiences? A mixed methods quasi-experimental study.. David Bamat, EDC, Lynn Goldsmith, EDC, Tracy McMahon, EDC, Kristin Rosekrans, EDC, Clare Irwin, EDC, Ilene Kantrov, EDC