The 2014 AEFP Annual Conference will take place in San Antonio, Texas on March 13-15. This will be AEFP’s 39th year!
The conference will present, discuss and evaluate the latest research on a wide spectrum of education topics, from pre-K to postsecondary, and to encourage vigorous debates about current reforms and policy directions.
The 2014 conference theme is New Players in Education Finance and Policy. Both K-12 and higher education are in the midst of rapid and fundamental change: proliferation of new technology; new sources of investment capital and start-up vendors offering potentially game changing products/services; new public-private partnerships; venture philanthropy; continued growth of new sources of teachers and school leaders; the emergence of ‘big data.’ What is the impact of these trends on the education sector and the prospects for improving effectiveness and equity? How can research help make sense of this fast-changing environment?
AEFP would like to thank the Walton Family Foundation for its financial support of the 2014 conference, and the American Institutes for Research for its continued support of AEFP's journal Education Finance & Policy, and its institutional members Augenblick, Palaich & Associates; The Albert Shanker Institute; American Institutes for Research; The Florida State University; Mathematica Policy Research; New Jersey Department of Education; Picus Odden and Associates; RAND Corporation; Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis; Tulane University; University of Southern California Rossier School of Education; the Walton Family Foundation; and WestEd.