Diane Hirshberg

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Diane Hirshberg
Interim Director and Professor of Education Policy, Institute of Social and Economic Research,
University of Alaska Anchorage

Diane Hirshberg is interim director and professor of education policy at the Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska, Anchorage (UAA). She also serves as vice president academic for UArctic and sits on the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. Board. Hirshberg was formerly a project director and project manager at PACE. Her research interests include education policy analysis, indigenous education, circumpolar education issues, and the role of education in sustainable development. She has studied the boarding school experiences of Alaska Native students, teacher supply, demand and turnover, including the cost of teacher turnover in Alaska. Hirshberg teaches in the Master of Public Policy Program in the UAA College of Business and Public Policy. She received her master of public administration from Columbia University and her PhD in education from University of California, Los Angeles.

updated 2002

Publications by Diane Hirshberg
Evaluation Findings and Implications
Accountability for student results has been the focal point of education reform since the mid-1990s, when states across the country began instituting performance-based accountability policies as part and parcel of their standards-based reforms.…
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Which Families Use Subsidies and Home-Based or Center Care?
Public spending on childcare and preschool has grown dramatically in recent years, rising nationwide from $6.8 to $14.3 billion between 1995 and 2000. In California, the childcare and early education budget has almost quadrupled, from $800 million…
The Early Impacts of Welfare Reform for California's Children, 1998–2000
In 1996, the federal government passed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA), which included the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant. TANF altered the structure of the welfare…
Descriptive Findings from the Child Care Subsidy Interview
The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and PACE have been involved in an effort to understand the impact of welfare reform and the implementation of the CalWORKs program on childcare supply and demand in California. As part of this…