Webcast: Research Symposium on State Investment in School Facilities

REPLAY video from the  IDRA webcast of a research symposium on state investment in school facilities on April 28, 2017 at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in San Antonio.

Dr. Marialena Rivera, IDRA’s 2016 José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellow, gave a briefing on her study, “What about the Schools? – Factors Contributing to Expanded State Investment in School Facilities,” followed by a panel discussion with experts from across the country. Through case studies of five states with varying facilities policies, Dr. Rivera’s study examines the factors contributing to expanded state investment in equitable public school facilities and how those factors can be leveraged to encourage states that make minimal investments to expand their support for facilities funding.

The five case study states are Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas and Wyoming.

An assistant professor of education and community leadership at the Texas State University College of Education, Dr. Rivera's research focuses on the politics of education policy, privatization, school finance and school leadership for school improvement.

The IDRA José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellows Program honors the memory of IDRA founder, Dr. José Angel Cárdenas. The goal of the program is engage the nation’s most promising researchers in investigating school finance solutions that secure equity and excellence for all public school students.

Thanks to underwriting from IDRA, anyone can watch the event live or replay it later for free, right on this page.