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 XII - Friday, March 19, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
12.01 - Teacher Labor Market Options and Labor Supply
Educator labor markets (e.g., compensation, pensions, mobility, supply and demand)
Room: Room 1

Chair: Jane Lincove, University of Maryland, Baltimore County,

Joniada Milla, Saint Mary's University. Is teaching profession a safe port?. Diana Alessandrini, St. Francis Xavier University
Jordan Berne, University of Michigan. Causes and Effects of Teacher Moonlighting: Evidence from School Finance Reforms. Brian Jacob, University of Michigan
Mary Penn, Tulane University. Charter School Reforms and the Supply of Certified Teachers. Douglas Harris, Tulane University
12.02 - The ECE workforce: Who enters and who stays and why
Early childhood
Room: Room 2

Chair: Jessica Brown, University of South Carolina,

Justin Doromal, University of Virginia. Following the Leader: Supportive Leadership and Teacher Retention in Child Care Settings. Anna Markowitz, University of California
Todd Hall, University of Virginia. Predictors of Within-Year Teacher Turnover in Child Care Settings: New Evidence from Virginia. Justin Doromal, University of Virginia, Daphna Bassok, University of Virginia
Jessica Horst, American University. Who Enters the Early Childhood Education Workforce? Evidence from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth
12.03 - Teachers' Unions and Policymaking
K-12 school politics, governance, leadership, and organizations
Room: Room 3

Chair: Tina Collins, United Federation of Teachers,

Jason Cook, University of Utah. Rent-Seeking through Collective Bargaining: Teachers Unions and Education Production. Stephane Lavertu, The Ohio State University, Corbin Miller, U.S. Treasury
Bradley Marianno, University of Nevada - Las Vegas. Collective Bargaining Agreement Strength in Charter Schools and Traditional Public School Districts. David Woo, University of Utah, Kate Kennedy, University of Southern California
Melissa Lyon, Brown University. Progressive Coalition Building: Long Term Effects of Labor Policies on Teachers, Schools, and Social Policymaking
12.04 - Can We Learn More from New and Improved Methodologies?
Methodology, data, and other papers that do are not covered by another topic area
Room: Room 4

Chair: John Engberg, RAND Corporation,

Amanda Weissman, University of Michigan. Is machine learning a substitute for causal methods in education research?. Susan Dynarski, University of Michigan
Magdalena Bennett, The University of Texas at Austin. A Difference-in-Differences Approach using Mixed-IntegerProgramming Matching: An Application for the Effect of a Preferential School Voucher on Segregation
Sophie Litschwartz, Harvard Graduate School of Education. Characterizing Cross-Site Variation in Local Average Treatment Effects in Multisite RDD contexts with an Application to Massachusetts High School Exit Exam. Luke Miratrix, Harvard Graduate School of Education
12.05 - Factors Affecting Student Persistence in Kindergarten through Postgraduate Education
K-12 interventions and short-term outcomes (academic and non-academic)
Room: Room 5

Chair: Mimi Engel, University of Colorado,

Fulya Ersoy, Loyola Marymount University. Effects of Perceived Productivity on Study Effort: Evidence from a Field Experiment
Zitsi Mirakhur, University of Kentucky. Examining the Importance of School Context for Persisting Students. Kathryn Hill, The Research Alliance for New York City Schools, Edgar Rivera-Cash, The Research Alliance for New York City Schools
Seth Gershenson, American University. The impact of extracurricular activities on bar exam pass rates. Chris Birdsall, Boise State University
12.06 - Navigating Special Education Funding
K-12 school finance
Room: Room 6

Chair: Elizabeth Setren, Tufts University,

Andrew Wade, Victoria University (Australia). Estimating the number of students with disability in schools: A school-level prediction methodology. D Steel, University of Wollongong
Elizabeth Dhuey, University of Toronto. When Money Shouldn’t Matter: The Effect of Education Spending on Special Education Identification. Tammy Kolbe, University of Vermont
Tammy Kolbe, University of Vermont. Inequities in the Distribution of Federal Aid for State and Local Special Education Programs. Elizabeth Dhuey, University of Toronto
12.07 - Non-tuition costs of college and supports
Post-secondary access, admissions, and success
Room: Room 7

Chair: Katherine Michelmore, Syracuse University,

Chukwuemeka (Emeka) Ikegwuonu, St.Cloud State University. Do attitudes towards and knowledge of mandatory fees predict college student engagement in fee supported services?. Lydia Ross, Arizona State University
Nick Voorhees, University of Florida. SNAP on campus: A national study of prevalence and financial impact of theSupplemental Nutritional Assistance Program on campuses. Garam Chu, University of Florida
Tatiana Mocanu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Beyond tuition: College cost accuracy and student outcomes
12.09 - State Higher Education Spending Choices
Post-secondary finance, governance, and accountability
Room: Room 9

Chair: Robert Kelchen, Seton Hall University,

Denisa Gándara, Southern Methodist University. Reconsidering the “Balance Wheel” Analogy: Decisions on State Funding of Higher Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Meredith Billings, Sam Houston State University, Paul Rubin, University of Utah, Lindsey Hammond, North Carolina State University
Jacob Fowles, University of Kansas. No Man Is an Island: The Impact of Racial and Ethnic Amity on State Higher Education Spending. John Foster, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Reginald High, Campbell University. The Relationship Between State Merit- and Need-Based Aid and African American Enrollment in U.S. Higher Education Institutions. Tamara Young, North Carolina State University
12.10 - School Attendance & Inequity
Causes and consequences of inequity in education
Room: Room 10

Chair: Erica Harbatkin, Michigan State University,

James Mahowald, Wayne State University. The Empirical and Conceptual Relationship Between Suspensions and Chronic Absenteeism. Sarah Lenhoff, Wayne State University, Jeremy Singer, Wayne State University
Jennifer Ash, Harvard Graduate School of Education. Every Day Counts Everywhere: Examining Attendance Trends Across Rural and Urban Settings. Sidrah Baloch, Insight Education Group, Dean Kaplan, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Katherine Kieninger, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Lisa Sanbonmatsu, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Kellie Solowski, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Walter Cook, Wayne State University. The Causal Effect of Attendance on Achievement in Detroit: An Instrumental Variables Approach. Sarah Lenhoff, Wayne State University, Ben Pogodzinski, Wayne State University, Jeremy Singer, Wayne State University
12.12 - K-12 Peer Effects: Part II
K-12 interventions and short-term outcomes (academic and non-academic)
Room: Room 12

Chair: Sean Corcoran, Vanderbilt University,

Jonathan Presler, Saint Louis University. Obesity Peer Effects in NYC Elementary Schools
Eunhye Kwak, Korea Labor Institute. Expanding Private Tutoring of Local Peers and Students’ Study Time
Jian Zou, UIUC - Economics Department. Understanding Spillover of Peer Parental Education: Randomization Evidence and Mechanisms. Bobby Chung, UIUC - School of Labor and Employment Relations