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News Release

Symposium Analyzes Education Finance in New York State

Contact: Lisa James Goldsberry (518) 437-4980

ALBANY, N.Y. (February 27, 2004)

What: A Symposium on Education Finance and Organizational Structure in New York State

Who: Presented by the University at Albany's Education Finance Research Consortium and the New York State Board of Regents

Topics and presenters include:

  • Student Outcomes and Workforce Policies by Hamp Lankford of UAlbany
  • Accountability Lessons From North Carolina by Helen F. Ladd of Duke University
  • Putting Policy Findings Into Practice by Jim Spillane of Northwestern University
  • Improving the Workforce in New York Urban Schools by Dale Ballou of Vanderbilt University
  • Use of Student Assessment Results by Richard Murnane and Nancy Sharkey of Harvard University
  • Using Information in Education Finance Decision-Making by Sharon S. Dawes and Tony Cresswell of UAlbany

When: Friday, March 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Legislative Office Building, Roosevelt Hearing Room C

How: Attendance is free, though pre-registration is requested. Visit or contact Barbara Downs at or (518) 442-3398 for more information.

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