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ERIC Number: ED574637
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Whose Choice? Student Experiences and Outcomes in the New Orleans School Marketplace. Research Brief
Adamson, Frank; Cook-Harvey, Channa; Darling-Hammond, Linda
Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education
As charters and other public and private schools of choice have created a new landscape in many urban areas across the country, some districts have adopted the idea of creating "portfolios" of options. Central to the philosophy of a portfolio district is continuous improvement, as lowest-performing schools are transformed or replaced. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana took over most schools in New Orleans, placing them in a statewide Recovery School District (RSD). New Orleans adopted the portfolio district approach and moved to a system that is comprised nearly entirely of charter schools. This brief examines the outcomes of the New Orleans experiment in terms of students' and families' experiences as they seek to manage their way through a portfolio of charter schools in this unusual context. [For the full report, "Whose Choice?: Student Experiences and Outcomes in the New Orleans School Marketplace," see ED574636.]
Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education. Barnum Center 505 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305. Tel: 650-725-8600; Fax: 650-736-1682; e-mail: scope@stanford.edu; Web site: http://edpolicy.stanford.edu/
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: The Atlantic Philanthropies; Schott Foundation for Public Education
Authoring Institution: Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE)
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana (New Orleans)