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ERIC Number: ED505682
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb-18
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program: Study Supports Expansion. WebMemo. No. 2297
Burke, Lindsey M.
Heritage Foundation
Although reauthorization of the the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (DCOSP) may be in jeopardy, a new evaluation highlights how the program is benefiting families. The study revealed that parents and students are overwhelmingly satisfied with their experiences in the DCOSP. Families feel that their children are safer, have a better attitude toward school, and are excelling academically. The greatest concern among families appears to be that their children are flourishing in the program, but may not be permitted to stay due to the limited amount of slots available at the middle and high school levels. The report also indicates that DCOSP parents move from the margins of their children's academic lives to the forefront. The author advocates that Congress and the Obama Administration support the reauthorization and expansion of the DCOSP. (Contains 11 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Heritage Foundation
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia