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"Efficiency in Spending School Tax Dollars" subject of PRIOR conference, Feb. 6

Feb 6, 2009 (All day)
Open to the Public, Registration Required

The Woodrow Wilson School's Policy Research Institute for the Region will co-host the conference "The 'E' in Thorough and Efficient: How Can We Insure Efficiency in Spending School Tax Dollars," on Friday, February 6, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.

The event, co-sponsored with the New Jersey School Boards Association, will convene legislators, scholars and education officials who will participate in panel discussions that focus on the practicality and feasibility of consolidating school districts; the relationship between efficiency measures and school formulae; and accountability and performance.

Richard Keevey, Director of the Policy Research Institute and Michael Vrancik, Director of Government Relations at the New Jersey School Board Association, will deliver the opening remarks.

Hugh Price, the Weinberg/Sachs Visiting Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School and former head of the National Urban League, will present the luncheon keynote address, “A Long Range View of Education Reform.”

To register please visit the Policy Research Institute for the Region’s website.


Pt 1: T&E’s STEP CHILD: AN EFFICIENT SYSTEM of FREE PUBLIC SCHOOLS Paul L. Tractenberg, Esq., Board of Governors Distinguished Professor and Alfred C. Clapp Distinguished Public Service Professor of Law, Rutgers School of Law – Newark
Pt 2: CONSOLIDATION THE ULTIMATE EFFICIENCY APPROACH: IS IT? Ernest Reock, Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University Honorable Joseph Cryan, Chairman, Assembly Education Committee, New Jersey Legislature Michael Ritacco, Superintendent, Toms River School District Gerald Vernotica, Assistant Commissioner for Field Services, New Jersey Department of...
Pt 3: RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN EFFICIENCY MEASURES and SCHOOL FORMULAE Thomas Corcoran, Co-Director of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and visiting lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University David Hespe, Associate Professor, Educational Leadership Department, Rowan University...
Pt 4: KEYNOTE SPEAKER -- A Long Range View of Education Reform Hugh B. Price, The Weinberg/Sachs Visiting Professor Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University and former President, The National Urban League