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Fowler, William J., Jr., Ed. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2005
This report contains papers presented at the 2004 annual NCES Summer Data Conference. Discussions and presentations dealt with such topics as measuring school efficiency, analyzing the return on education investment, calculating education costs per student, and assessing the financial condition of school districts. The following papers are…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Expenditures, Educational Research, Educational Attainment
Duncan, Greg J., Ed.; Murnane, Richard, Ed. – Russell Sage Foundation, 2011
As the incomes of affluent and poor families have diverged over the past three decades, so too has the educational performance of their children. But how exactly do the forces of rising inequality affect the educational attainment and life chances of low-income children? In "Whither Opportunity?" a distinguished team of economists, sociologists,…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Community Characteristics, Neighborhoods, Behavior Problems
Monk, David H., Ed.; Walberg, Herbert J., Ed.; Wang, Margaret C., Ed. – 2001
This collection of papers focuses on the economic aspects of education as follows: (1) "Introduction" (David H. Monk, Margaret Wang, and Herbert J. Walberg); (2) "Tax Revolts and School Performance" (Thomas Downes and David Figlio); (3) "State Aid and Education Outcomes" (Sheila E. Murray); (4) "The Interface between Public and Private Schooling:…
Descriptors: Competition, Court Litigation, Economic Factors, Educational Economics
Roellke, Christopher, Ed.; Rice, Jennifer King, Ed. – 2002
This volume focuses on school finance challenges in large urban school districts, fiscal accountability in these schools, and the fiscal dimensions of urban school reform. The 12 papers are (1) "School Finance and Urban Education Reform" (Christopher Roellke and Jennifer King Rice); (2) "Can Whole-School Reform Improve the Productivity of Urban…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Competition, Data Interpretation, Educational Change
Ladd, Helen F., Ed.; Chalk, Rosemary, Ed.; Hansen, Janet S., Ed. – 1999
In the mid 1990s, the U.S. Congress requested a major study of the U.S. system of elementary and secondary education finance by the National Research Council (NRC). This volume of background papers was prepared in conjunction with one part of the study. It includes eight papers commissioned by the NCR's committee to inform its discussions about…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
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Stiefel, Leanna; Schwartz, Amy Ellen; Wiswall, Matthew – Educational Researcher, 2015
Research finds that small high schools deliver better outcomes than large high schools for urban students. An important outstanding question is whether this better performance is gained at the expense of losses elsewhere: Does small school reform lift the whole district? We explore New York City's small high school reform in which hundreds of new…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Educational Change, Small Schools, High Schools
Schwartz, Amy Ellen; Stiefel, Leanna; Cordes, Sarah A. – Institute for Education and Social Policy, 2015
The majority of existing research on mobility indicates that students do worse in the year of a school move. This research, however, has been unsuccessful in isolating the causal effects of mobility and often fails to distinguish the heterogeneous impacts of moves, conflating structural moves (mandated by a school's terminal grade) and…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Academic Achievement, Influences, Longitudinal Studies
Schwartz, Amy Ellen; Stiefel, Leanna; Wiswall, Matthew – Institute for Education and Social Policy, 2012
We evaluate the effectiveness of small high school reform in the country's largest school district, New York City. Using a rich administrative dataset for multiple cohorts of students and distance between student residence and school to instrument for endogenous school selection, we find substantial heterogeneity in school effects: newly created…
Descriptors: Small Schools, Urban Schools, School District Size, School Districts
Fowler, William J., Jr., Ed. – 1997
Those who study education policy have struggled to understand how money matters in education and why educational research finds no strong or consistent relationship between expenditures and student performance. The papers in this publication were commissioned by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to address the twin concerns of…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Equity (Finance)
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Stiefel, Leanna; Schwartz, Amy Ellen; Rotenberg, Anne – Education Finance and Policy, 2011
In the spring of 2008 the authors surveyed members of the American Education Finance Association (AEFA) to gain insight into their views on education policy issues. The results summarize opinions of this broad group of education researchers and practitioners, providing AEFA members and education leaders with access to views that may be helpful as…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, School Choice, Finance Reform, Educational Finance
Debraggio, Elizabeth; Schwartz, Amy Ellen; Stiefel, Leanna – Institute for Education and Social Policy, 2011
Immigration and migration to New York City (NYC) collectively create a dynamic population of students. In this brief the authors use a decade of detailed, longitudinal data on NYC's 1st-8th graders to explore both the "stock" of students enrolled and the "flow" of new entrants in each academic year. Together, these paint a…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Immigration, Grade 1, Grade 2
Debraggio, Elizabeth; Schwartz, Amy Ellen; Stiefel, Leanna – Institute for Education and Social Policy, 2011
New York City (NYC) is home to the largest school district in the U.S., with over one million students and more than 1,600 schools. While it is only one of approximately seven hundred school districts in New York State (NYS), the city educates about one-third of the state's students. In recent work examining school finance during Mayor Bloomberg's…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, School Districts, Educational Finance, Financial Support
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Schwartz, Amy Ellen; Stiefel, Leanna; Rubenstein, Ross; Zabel, Jeffrey – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2011
Although rearranging school organizational features is a popular school reform, little research exists to inform policymakers about how grade spans affect achievement. This article examines how grade spans and the school transitions that students make between fourth and eighth grade shape student performance in eighth grade. The authors estimate…
Descriptors: School Organization, Educational Change, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Grade 8
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Schwartz, Amy Ellen; Stiefel, Leanna – Education Finance and Policy, 2006
Public schools across the United States are educating an increasing number and diversity of immigrant students. Unfortunately, little is known about their performance relative to native-born students and the extent to which the "nativity gap" might be explained by school and demographic characteristics. This article takes a step toward filling…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Mathematics Tests, Immigrants, Reading Tests
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Rubenstein, Ross; Schwartz, Amy Ellen; Stiefel, Leanna; Zabel, Jeffrey – Education Finance and Policy, 2009
Reorganizing primary school grade spans is a tractable and relatively inexpensive school reform. However, assessing the effects of reorganization requires also examining other organizational changes that may accompany grade span reforms. Using data on New York City public schools from 1996 to 2002 and exploiting within-school variations, we…
Descriptors: Class Size, School Size, School Districts, Academic Achievement
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