Conferences
Maxwell School, Syracuse University

        

Teacher Quality and Teacher Retention Conference
May 2005

With support from the Center for Policy Research, EFAP held a conference on Teacher Quality and Teacher Retention in May, 2005.  Scholars from around the country joined EFAP faculty and students at this conference, which involved the presentation of eight papers over two days.  These papers examined the impacts of various state policies on teacher attraction and teacher retention, with a focus on policies that might be used to attract and retain teachers in high-poverty school districts.  Revised versions of the papers presented at this conference will be published in a special issue of the professional journal Public Finance Review.

 

 

State Aid to Education Conference
April 2002

With the support of The Maxwell School and The Center for Policy Research, EFAP held a conference on State Aid to Education in April, 2002.  Twenty distinguished scholars participated as paper authors or discussants, two of them via video-conference from the University of Michigan.  The conference was also attended by several other scholars, several public officials from around New York State, representatives of non-profit organizations, and faculty and graduate students from The Maxwell School.  Revised versions of the papers from this conference, along with a new overview chapter and several appendixes, were published in a book titled Helping Children Left Behind: State Aid and the Pursuit of Educational Equity and edited by EFAP director John Yinger (MIT Press, 2004).