Apr 05 2019 (All day) to Apr 09 2019 (All day)

2019 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Meeting

The Learning Policy Institute will be well represented at the 2019 AERA Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada from April 5 to April 9, 2019. Staff and research fellows will present their research on a range of topics including principal preparation and development, racial equity leadership, early childhood learning, social-emotional learning, and more!

LPI Representation at AERA Sessions

Friday April 5

Session: Pre-K Policy Implementation
Time: 2:25 p.m.-3:55 p.m.
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 800 Level, Hall G
Paper: The Road to High-Quality Early Learning: Lessons in State Pre-K Design, Implementation, and Expansion
LPI authors: Marjorie E. Wechsler, David L. Kirp*, Madelyn Gardner, Anna Maier*, Hanna Melnick*, Patrick M. Shields
Paper: A Study of the Implementation of Anti-Bias Curricula in Preschool Classrooms
Authors: Karen Babbs Hollett, The Pennsylvania State University; Erica Frankenberg, The Pennsylvania State University
Paper: Professional Neighbors: Institutional Forces and Local Spatial Regression to Understand Consequences of Policy Implementation
Authors: Peter Cody Fiduccia, Cornell University; Hope G. Casto, Skidmore College; John W. Sipple, Cornell University; Lisa McCabe, Cornell University
Paper: Conceptualization and Assessment of Key Competencies of Preschool Children in China
Authors: Yumei Han, Southwest University; Wenfan Yan, University of Massachusetts - Boston; xiaoping yang, Southwest University; naiqing song, Southwest University

Saturday April 6

Session: Translating Research to Policy: How Researchers Are Successfully Influencing Early Learning Programs in Three States
Time: 10:25 a.m.-11:55 a.m.
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 200 Level, Room 203A
LPI staff: Madelyn Gardner, David L. Kirp*, Marjorie E. Wechsler
Paper: Key Findings and Lessons Learned From a Long-Term Research-Policy Collaboration: Evaluation of the North Carolina Pre-K Program
Author: Ellen S. Peisner-Feinberg, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Paper: 20 Years of Applying Campbell's "Experimenting Society" Methods to Preschool Policy in New Jersey
Author: Ellen Frede, National Institute for Early Education Research
Paper: Research to Policy to Action: Coaching and Quality in Early Learning and Out-of-School Time
Author: Gail Joseph, University of Washington

Session: Creating Strong School Leadership: New Conceptions of Principal Preparation and Development
Time: 12:20 p.m.-1:50 p.m.
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 200 Level, Room 201C
Speakers: Ebony Green, Newburgh Enlarged City School District; Steven E. Tozer, University of Illinois at Chicago
Paper: The Building Blocks of Effective Principal Learning Programs
LPI authors: Daniel Espinoza, Leib Sutcher*, Anne Podolsky
Paper: What Does It Mean to Lead for Deeper Learning? Lessons From Principal Development Programs
LPI authors: Marjorie E. Wechsler, Madelyn Gardner*, Julie Adams*, Desiree Carver-Thomas*, Daniel Espinoza, Maria E. Hyler*
Paper: Principals' Voices: Leaders' Views of Their Preparation and Development
LPI authors: Anne Podolsky, Tara Kini*, Patrick M. Shields, Leib Sutcher*
Paper: Innovative Strategies to Enhance Leadership Preparation for Deeper Learning
Author: Rebecca Cheung, University of California - Berkeley

Session: The Resurgence of Zero Tolerance? Combating the School-to-Prison Pipeline in a Post-Truth Era
Time: 2:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 100 Level, Room 104A
Speakers: Linda Darling-Hammond, Learning Policy Institute; Mark R. Warren, University of Massachusetts - Boston; Russell J. Skiba, Indiana University; Daniel Losen, University of California - Los Angeles; Judith Browne-Dianis, The Advancement Project; Zakiya Sankara-Jabar, Dignity in Schools Campaign; Jonathan Stith, National Coordinator for the Alliance Educational Justice

Book signing: On the Road to High-Quality Early Learning: Changing Children’s Lives
Time: 3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Location: Teachers College Press booth #608-612
LPI authors: Marjorie E. Wechsler, David L. Kirp*, Madelyn Gardner, Anna Maier*, Hanna Melnick*, Patrick M. Shields

Session: Iteration, Integrity, and School Improvement
Time: 4:10 p.m.-5:40 p.m.
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 800 Level, Hall F
Paper: Taking Equity to Scale: Deeper Learning Networks and the Proliferation of Robust Learning Environments
LPI authors: Laura E. Hernández, Kathryn Bradley, Julie Adams, DeAnna Duncan Grand 
Paper: Co-Constructing Improvement for Equity and Excellence: How an Adaptive Assistance Partner Supports Low-Performing Schools
Author: Vicki Park, San Diego State University
Paper: Improving Attendance Through Collective Learning Among Schools, Communities, and Families
Author: Sarah Winchell Lenhoff, Wayne State University
Paper: International Comparative Design-Based Innovation Networks: Tension Resolution as Design Challenge
Authors: Nancy Law, The University of Hong Kong; Chew Lee Teo, Singapore National Institute of Education; Therese Laferriere, Laval University; Shamala Raveendaran, National Institute of Education - Nanyang Technological University; David Hung, National Institute of Education - Nanyang Technological University

Sunday April 7

Session: Resisting Resegregation in Public Education
Time: 9:55 a.m.-11:25 a.m.
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 200 Level, Room 202A
Speakers: Janel George, Learning Policy Institute; Catherine Lhamon, U.S. Department of Education; Leticia Smith-Evans Haynes, Williams College; John Brittain, University of the District of Columbia

Book signing: Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning
Time: 10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Location: Harvard Education Press booth #200
LPI authors: Linda Darling-Hammond, Jeannie Oakes

Session: Learning Sciences, School Reform, and Teacher Preparation: Juxtaposing Knowledge and Methods for Equity and Social Justice
Time: 11:50 a.m.-1:20 p.m.
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 100 Level, Room 104B
Speakers: Linda Darling-Hammond, Learning Policy Institute; Jeannie Oakes, Learning Policy Institute; Kris D. Gutiérrez, University of California - Berkeley; Carol D. Lee, Northwestern University; Jal David Mehta, Harvard University; Sarah Melanie Fine, University of California, San Diego

Session: Black Female Teachers: Diversifying the U.S. Teacher Workforce
Time: 3:40 p.m.-5:10 p.m.
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 200 Level, Room 206B
Speakers: Abiola Farinde-Wu, University of Massachusetts - Boston; Bettie Ray Butler, University of North Carolina - Charlotte
Paper: Why Black Women Teachers Leave and What Can Be Done About It
LPI authors: Desiree Carver-Thomas, Linda Darling-Hammond*
Paper: Black Women Teachers in America: History, Hegemony, and Hope
Author: Valerie Hill-Jackson, Texas A&M University - College Station
Paper: The Draw of Urban: Black Female Teachers' Preferences for Urban Public Schools
Authors: Abiola Farinde-Wu, University of Massachusetts - Boston; Ayana Allen-Handy, Drexel University; Bettie Ray Butler, University of North Carolina - Charlotte; Chance W. Lewis, University of North Carolina - Charlotte
Paper: Preservice Teachers of Color Learning to Teach for Social Justice With a Black Woman Professor
Author: Tambra O. Jackson, Indiana University - IUPUI
Paper: Invisible Threads: Working Conditions, Interpersonal Relationships, and Turnover Among Black Female Teachers
Authors: Ayana Kee Campoli, Augusta University; Dyanis Conrad Popova, University of South Dakota

Session: Separate and Equitable: Can Community Schools Offer Equitable but Racially Segregated Educational Opportunities?
Time: 3:40 p.m.-5:10 p.m.
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 200 Level, Room 202A
Speakers: Jeannie Oakes, Learning Policy Institute; Sonya Douglass Horsford, Teachers College, Columbia University; Tina M. Trujillo, University of California - Berkeley
Paper: Exploring Progressive and Regressive Dimensions of Community-­Based Charter Schools in a Segregated City
Author: Terrenda Corisa White, University of Colorado-Boulder
Paper: Community Schools and the Continued Struggle for Equitable Education in Black Communities
Author: Zakiyah Shaakir-Ansari, Alliance for Quality Education
Paper: Community Schools and Community Control: The Possibilities and Limitations of Community Engagement in Community Schools
Author: Julia A Daniel, University of Colorado - Boulder

Monday April 8

Session: A Conversation Between Edmund W. Gordon and Friends: Assessment in the Service of Teaching and Learning
Time: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 100 Level, Room 104A
Speakers: Linda Darling-Hammond, Learning Policy Institute; Edmund W. Gordon, Teachers College, Columbia University; Robert J. Mislevy, Educational Testing Service; James W. Pellegrino, University of Illinois at Chicago; John T. Behrens, Pearson; Randy E. Bennett, Educational Testing Service; Joanna Sandra Gorin, Educational Testing Service; Ezekiel J. Dixon-Roman, The University of Pennsylvania

Session: The Educators of Today and Tomorrow
Time: 2:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 700 Level, Room 714B
Speakers: Linda Darling-Hammond, Learning Policy Institute; Weijia Wang, University of Washington - Seattle; Marilyn Cochran-Smith, Boston College; Gloria J. Ladson-Billings, University of Wisconsin - Madison; Kenneth M Zeichner, University of Washington

Session: Politics of State and Federal Education Reform
Time: 2:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 200 Level, Room 205C
Speakers: Dorothy E. Hines, University of Kansas, Kenneth J. Saltman, University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth
Paper: Crafting a Counternarrative: Strategic Messaging and the Racial Politics of Charter School Leaders' Policy Maker Outreach
LPI author: Laura E. Hernández
Paper:  Comparing Transparency Among Publicly Funded School Voucher Programs
Authors:  Jodi Moon, Rice University; Molly Stewart, Indiana University - Bloomington
Paper:  Credibility in the "Post-Truth" Era: Public Views of Stakeholders in Education
Authors:  Oren Pizmony Levy, Teachers College, Columbia University; Aaron Pallas, Teachers College, Columbia University; Chanwoong Baek, Teachers College, Columbia University
Paper:  Investigating the Every Student Succeeds Act Discourse Coalitions in Congressional Hearings and on Social Media Through Network Analytical Approaches
Authors:  David R J Fikis, Georgia State University; Yinying Wang, Georgia State University
Paper:  Parent Motivations for Educational Activism: The Case of the Opt-Out Movement
Author:  David Casalaspi, Colby College

Session: Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act: Preparation and Retention of Educational Professionals Act
Time: 410 p.m.-6:10 p.m.
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 200 Level, Room 201B
Speakers: Linda Darling-Hammond, Learning Policy Institute; Cristobal Rodriguez, Howard University; Alma D. Rodriguez, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Dawn Williams, University of California - Berkeley; Monica Byrne-Jimenez, Indiana University - Bloomington

Tuesday April 9

Session: Leveraging Collaborative Strength to Develop District Racial Equity Leadership
Time: 12:20 p.m.-1:50 p.m.
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 200 Level, Room 201B
Speakers: Vajra M. Watson, University of California - Davis; Kent McGuire, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Paper: District Levers for Advancing Racial Equity
LPI authors: Maria E. Hyler, Marjorie E. Wechsler, Larkin Willis, Desiree Carver-Thomas*
Paper: Leading Equity in Complex Systems
Author: Victor Carey, National Equity Project
Paper: Leading for Racial Equity
Author: Kenita T. Williams, Southern Education Foundation, Inc.
Paper: Improving Outcomes for Traditionally Marginalized Students: The Role of Professional Development Networks
Author: Ebony Green, Newburgh Enlarged City School District

Session: The Role of State Education Agencies and the New Wave of School Reforms
Time: 12:20 p.m.-1:50 p.m.
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 200 Level, Room 206B
Speakers: Brian Robert Beabout, The University of New Orleans; Beverly J. Irby, Texas A&M University - College Station
Paper: What Do States Need to Support Low-Performing Schools? Evidence-Based Interventions Top the List
Authors: Caitlin Scott, Learning Policy Institute; Traci Fantz, Education Northwest
Paper: Mapping the Landscape of State Education Agencies' Use of External Providers for School Turnaround Services
Authors: Bryan A. VanGronigen, University of Virginia; Coby Meyers, University of Virginia; Caitlin Scott, Learning Policy Institute; Traci Fantz, Education Northwest; Lenay D. Dunn, WestEd
Paper: School Improvement Grant Effects and Their Sustainability Across Contexts and Subgroups of Students
Authors: Alec Kennedy, University of Washington; Min Sun, University of Washington - Seattle; Susanna Loeb, Brown University
Paper: Analyzing the Implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act State Plans: The Role of Local Education Agencies in School Improvement
Authors: Eric Ambroso, Arizona State University; Lenay D. Dunn, WestEd

Session: Professional Development, Educational Entrepreneurs, and Equity
Time: 2:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 800 Level, Hall F
Speaker: Kristin L. Kew, New Mexico State University
Paper: "Tight" and "Loose" Structures Within Communities of Practice in Action: An Evaluation of a School-Wide Community of Practice Pilot Program
Authors: Kathryn Elizabeth Torres, Education Northwest; Caitlin Scott, Learning Policy Institute
Paper: A Secondary Qualitative Data Analysis: Teacher Resistance to Educating English Learners
Authors: Clara Lee Brown, The University of Tennessee - Knoxville; Natalia Ward, East Tennessee State University; Eileen Galang, Rome City Schools; Betty Thomason, Maryville City Schools; Robin F Schell, Knox County Public Schools
Paper: Between Being Internal and External: About the Semi-Embedded Position of Educational Entrepreneurs
Authors: Hilla Tal, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; Dorit Tubin, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Paper: Truth and Multimodal Family Narratives: U.S. Notions of Family Challenged by a Global Society
Authors: Paulette T. Cross, Georgia College & State University

*Report author not presenting.