Researchers at EdPolicyWorks Head to AEFP 2019, Lead Key Presentations

By: Leslie M. Booren

Members from EdPolicyWorks, a research center examining educational policy and the implications for the workforce, will embark on Kansas City, MO for the annual meeting of the Association for Education Finance & Policy (AEFP) this week.

AEFP is a non-profit professional and academic association representing a variety of disciplines and perspectives that tackle important issues in education finance. Researchers from EdPolicyWorks, from graduate students to professors, will be presenting their work in over 19 key presentations across the conference.

2018 EPW job market rev.jpgJessalynn James, an Ed Policy Ph.D candidate, will be leading a talk about “Teacher Quality in the Common Core Era: Does the Test Make a Difference?” During this session on dynamic effects of teacher evaluation system, EdPolicyWorks Director Jim Wyckoff will also be giving talk about evidence from the Washington DC Public Schools.

Another Ph.D and job market candidate, Katharine Meyer, will lead a talk about a randomized control trail of a college search interface in a session on “College Choice in Diverse Contexts.” Others from the Nudge4 Solutions Lab are presenting too, including graduate student Brian Kim on the community college system during a session on “Effects of Majors, Institutions, and Post-secondary Programs.”

Aliza Husain, another Ed Policy Ph.D candidate, will be speaking about “Evaluating Principals’ Contributions to Teacher Quality in District of Columbia Public Schools” during a session on principals that looks beyond individual teachers.  

EdPolicyWorks researchers in the AEFP program include Katharine Sadowski, Luke Miller, Aliza Husain, Jessalynn James, Jim Wyckoff, Peter Youngs, Preston Magouirk, Vivian Wong, Julie Cohen, Rebekah Berlin, Anandita Krishnamachari, Kat Miller-Bains, Emily Wisemen, Ben Skinner, Brett Fischer, Kelli Bird, Ben Castleman, Brian Kim, Katharine Meyer, Veronica Katz, Daphna Bassok, and Kylie Anglin.

The annual spring AEFP research conference is from March 21-23, 2019.


EdPolicyWorks is a joint collaboration between the Curry School of Education and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. EdPolicyWorks brings together researchers from across the University of Virginia and the State to focus on important questions of educational policy and implications for the workforce.