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ERIC Number: ED504875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
The Role of Charter Schools in Improving Education. Policy Brief
Bodilly, Susan; Li, Jennifer
RAND Corporation
This is one in a series of policy briefs on key education issues prepared by the RAND Corporation for the Obama administration. Despite controversy, charter schools are increasing in numbers as alternatives to traditional public schools. Research finds that charter schools do not produce the predicted negative effects and that they have some positive effect on high school student attainment. Federal policymakers should help states identify the factors that lead to charter school success to assist charter schools and address the needs of students at risk. [This brief is based on research conducted by Julian Betts, Y. Emily Tang, Kevin Booker, Brian Gill, Laura S. Hamilton, J. R. Lockwood, Julie A. Marsh, Ron Zimmer, Tim R. Sass, Deanna Hill, Shana Pribesh, P. Mike Timpane, Karen E. Ross, Dominic J. Brewer, Richard Buddin, Derrick Chau, Glenn A. Daley, Cassandra M. Guarino, Cathy Krop, Daniel F. McCaffrey, Melinda Sandler, Stephane Lavertu, and John Witte.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: RAND Education
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