Rutgers Virtual Research Conference on Education Policy, Communities, & Social Justice – May 25, Jun 1,8,15

Posted by Rutgers Camden on April 5, 2022

Registration is now open for the 7th annual Education Policy, Communities, & Social Justice research conference, which will be held via ZOOM on Wednesday afternoons, May 25th, June 1st, June 8th, and June 15th.


  • Discipline patterns across the public high school landscape in a large, urban district, Arthur Ernst Jr., Girard College
  • Playtime vs. punishment: Exploring the preschool to prison pipeline, Lena Campagna, Caldwell University & Angela S. Murolo, Sacred Heart University
  • Affirmative development of students’ academic self-efficacy fosters educational achievement in ethnic minority students, May Yuan & Maurice Elias, Rutgers, New Brunswick & Gwyne White, Merrimack College
  • Effects of weighted students funding reform on school-level spending patterns, teacher resources, and academic achievement: Evidence from New York City, Youngwan Song & Ross Rubenstein, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University


  • The accelerated push to privatize: An analysis of trends in private school voucher legislation across the U.S., Jessica Levin, Sharon Krengel & Nicole Ciullo, Ed Law Center & Sam Boyd, Southern Poverty Law Center
  • School diversity & the school choice ecosystem: A mixed methods analysis of five school choice programs in Pennsylvania, Sophia Seifert, Temple University
  • Opportunities for equity and reimagining education: Reformer discourse during the COVID-19 crisis, Nora Reikosky & Laura Ogburn, University of Pennsylvania
  • Fighting on the frontlines: Intersectional organizing in educators’ social justice unions during Covid-19, Rhiannon M. Maton, State University of New York, College at Cortland

PANEL 3: COMMUNITIES, SCHOOLS & COVID – June 8th (3:30PM to 5:15PM)

  • Ramping up the role of community schools in addressing community needs, Jessica Shiller, Towson University
  • Measuring community school coordinators’ scope of work in a countywide university-assisted community schools initiative in New York: A pilot study, Naorah Rimkunas & Elissa Brown, Binghamton University
  • Exploring resilient communities through pk-12 physical and programmatic school design, Katrina Struloeff & Bruce Levine, Drexel University & Lindsay Fischer, Rebecca Milne, Kerrie Frymire & Sean O’Donnell, Perkins Eastman
  • Navigating uncharted waters: Relational trust, social networks, and evidence use in k-12 central offices during a pandemic, Robin Tamarelli McKeon, Rutgers Graduate School of Education
  • Navigating the Entangled pandemics of COVID-19, structural racism and organized abandonment, Edwin Mayorga, Eliza Murphy & Maya Plotnick, Swarthmore College

PANEL 4: NEWARK & NEW JERSEY – June 15th (3:30 to 5:00PM)

  • Stakeholder perceptions of the return to local control in Newark, New Jersey, Domingo Morel, Rutgers Newark & Lauren Wells, Kean University
  • A case study of an organizational model for authentic family partnerships in Newark, Ronald Chaluisán Batlle & Pritha Gopalan, Newark Trust for Education
  • Managing equity: A critical story of a code, Leah Z. Owens and Marcella Simadiris, Just Writing, LLC
  • Is the state of New Jersey backing away from the constitutional guarantee of a thorough and efficient education for all students? If so, what should be done about that?, Paul Tractenberg, emeritus, Rutgers Law School, Newark


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