Dr. Elizabeth Rivera Rodas, Assistant Professor in the Educational Foundations Department, recently received a $35,000 Research Grant by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Grants Program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Her research proposal, The impact of gentrification on mathematics achievement of Latino high school students, earned enthusiastic praise by the Governing Board.
Dr. Rivera Rodas’ work involves the economics of urban education, residential and school segregation, and teacher quality. Her current research project investigates the impact that the release of the New York City quality data had on housing prices in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens and the impact that the release had on residential and school demographics. She uses advanced econometric techniques to study the impact of public policies on racial and socioeconomics disparities in educational access, quality, and achievement.