Education Finance Research Consortium


Public Forums to Present Condition Reports

Each year the NYS Board of Regents and the Consortium hold a joint public forum to present drafts of the Consortium's most recent research on the Condition of New York Schools. The report authors and presenters are nationally recognized experts on education issues and their reports contain the most up-to-date and well-informed education policy research available. Education experts provide formal comments on the reports and members of the audience are encouraged to ask questions, discuss the implications of the research findings and suggest avenues for further research. The researchers modify their reports using the feedback before the reports are finalized and published.

October 23, 2009

Condition Reports

Work Disruption, Worker Health, and Productivity: Evidence from Teaching

Mariesa A. Herrmann (Columbia University) and Jonah E. Rockoff (Columbia Business School)

Paper Abstract

Final Report


PowerPoint Presentation

State Education Aid, Student Performance, and School District Efficiency in New York State

William Duncombe and John Yinger (The Maxwell School, Syracuse University)

Paper Abstract

Final Report

PowerPoint Presentation

New Schools New Leaders:  A Study of Principal Turnover and Academic Achievement at New High Schools in New York City

Meryle Weinstein, Robin Jacobowitz, Todd Ely, Kate Landon, Amy Ellen Schwartz

(Institute for Education and Social Policy, New York University)

Paper Abstract

Final Report

PowerPoint Presentation


October 31, 2008

Condition Reports

The Real Property Tax in New York State

Robert Ward, Lucy Dadayan, Suo Bae, and Donald Boyd (Rockefeller Institute of Government)

Financial Management in New York Charter Schools

Brian Brent and Kara Finnigan (University of Rochester)

Financial Management in New York Charter Schools

William Duncombe, John Yinger, Lisa Sturman-Melamed and Il Hwan (Syracuse University)

October 19, 2007

Condition Reports

Assessing Student Mobility and Its Consequences:  A 3-District Case Study

Kai Schafft (Pennsylvania State University) and Kiernan Killeen (University of Vermont)

Student Mobility Among New York City Elementary and Middle School Students:  Types of Mobility and Relationships to Performance

Amy Ellen Schwartz, Leanna Stiefel, and Luis Chalico (New York University)

Examining the Nature and Magnitude of Intra-District Resource Disparities in New York State School Districts

Ross Rubenstein and Larry Miller (Syracuse University)

November 19, 2004

Condition Reports

Uncommon School, Uncommon Results: Case Studies of Three New York State Schools Closing Racial Test Score Gaps

Colin C. Chellman, Meryle Weinstein, Leanna Stiefel and Amy Ellen Schwartz (New York University)

Successful school leadership in high poverty schools: An examination of three urban elementary schools

Stephen L. Jacobson, Sharon Brooks, Corrie Giles, Lauri Johnson and Rose Ylimaki (University at Buffalo – SUNY)

School District Management Practices in Procurement and Hiring

William Duncombe, Cynthia Searcy and Dana Balter (Syracuse University)

What Do We Know About The Procurement Practices Of New York State School Districts?

Cynthia Searcy and William Duncombe

Staffing Classrooms: How Do Districts Find Their Teachers?

Dana Balter and William Duncombe

September 26, 2003

Condition Reports

The Implementation of Academic Intervention Services

2004, Kieran Killeen, University of Vermont and John Sipple, Cornell University

Test Score Gaps in New York State Schools: What do Fourth and Eighth Grade Results Show?

2003, Leanna Stiefel, Amy Ellen Schwartz and Colin Chellman, New York University



June 6, 2003

Condition Reports

Understanding Teacher Labor Markets: Implications for Equity

2002, Susanna Loeb, Stanford University and Don Boyd, Hamp Lankford & Jim Wyckoff, University at Albany-SUNY

Developing a Financial Condition Indicator System for New York School Districts

2003, William Duncombe & Bernard Jump, Syracuse University and Salwa Ammar & Ron Wright, LeMoyne College



May 15, 2002

Condition Reports

How Have Performance Standards Changed School District Practice? Results from a Statewide Survey of New York State School Districts

June 2002, Kieran Killeen (University of Vermont) & John Sipple (Cornell University)

School District Expenditures and Fiscal Stress

July 2002, Don Boyd, Hamp Lankford & Jim Wyckoff (University at Albany - SUNY)


May 21, 2001

Condition Reports

Adoption and Adaptation: New York State School Districts' Responses to State Imposed High School Graduation Requirements: An Eight-Year Retrospective

September 2001, David H. Monk, Kieran Killeen (Pennsylvania State University) and John W. Sipple (Cornell University)

Determinants of School Performance in New York Elementary Schools: Results and Implication for Resources Use

October 2001,Leanna Stiefel, Amy Ellen Schwartz and Patrice Iatarola (New York University)


Every few years, the Board of Regents and the Consortium governors choose a symposium topic and assemble a panel of education experts from around the country. Each panel member analyzes an area of the chosen topic in depth, examines its relevance to New York State education policy, and prepares a paper on their analysis. The papers are then presented and discussed at a public symposium.

March 5, 2004

November 8, 2000