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Gulosino, Charisse; Yoon, Ee-Seul – Peabody Journal of Education, 2020
In this article, we introduce a special collection of research articles that consider the processes and consequences of school choice across different social and spatial contexts in order to better understand the relationship between school choice and stratification in educational opportunity. This special issue presents a wide range of studies…
Descriptors: School Choice, Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Neighborhoods
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Lenhoff, Sarah Winchell – Peabody Journal of Education, 2020
In severing the link between residential address and school assignment, school choice policies have the potential to decrease school segregation and increase educational equity. Yet this promise is undermined when school choice creates greater opportunity for those who are already privileged while limiting access to students from historically…
Descriptors: Open Enrollment, Access to Education, Equal Education, School Choice
DiPerna, Paul – EdChoice, 2020
Policymakers, experts and advocates have promoted many different types of education reform over the past few decades, but what is the evidence about the efficacy of these programs? EdChoice partnered with Hanover Research to find out what research has been conducted in nine major education reform areas focusing on outcomes related to student…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Program Effectiveness
Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2020
The philosophy of education choice is the belief that every child deserves access to a quality education that fits their needs. Education choice includes public, private, and non-traditional schooling options like open enrollment public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, home schooling, online learning, vouchers, tax-credit…
Descriptors: School Choice, Open Enrollment, Charter Schools, Educational Vouchers
Texas Education Agency, 2020
This report provides information on enrollment in the Texas public school system from the 2009-10 through 2019-20 school years, based on data collected through the Texas Student Data System. Enrollment data are provided by grade, race/ethnicity, gender, and economically disadvantaged status, and for instructional programs, nontraditional school…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Enrollment, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
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Peters Burton, Erin; Behrend, Tara S.; Matray, Shari; Hudson, Clarissa; Ford, Michael – School Science and Mathematics, 2020
The development of inclusive STEM high schools that have no academic admission requirements has been a national goal in the United States. However, there is no umbrella organization that gives guidance for structuring such schools. The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a self-assessment using critical components of successful…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, High Schools, Self Evaluation (Groups)
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Nicholes, Justin; Reimer, Cody – Journal of Basic Writing, 2020
In the context of ongoing discussions about student costs of non-credit developmental writing, this study reports on the affordances of Basic Writing as a traditional, stand-alone course at a career-focused, four-year university. Participants were students who took Basic Writing and Composition 1 between Fall 2011 and Spring 2013 (N = 2,693) in…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Developmental Studies Programs, Freshman Composition, Writing Achievement
Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2019
Creating smart, coherent education policy is painstaking work; there are technical, budgetary, and political challenges at almost every turn. But it is some of the most important work that state leaders can undertake. As Ohioans prepared to elect a new governor in late 2018, we at the Fordham Institute began rolling out a set of policy proposals…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Educational Policy, State Policy
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Moss, Hilary J. – History of Education Quarterly, 2019
In 1981, Cambridge, Massachusetts, became the first school district in America to replace its neighborhood schools with a "controlled choice" assignment plan, which considered parental preference and racial balance. This article considers the history preceding this decision to explore how and why some Americans became enamored with…
Descriptors: School Choice, Educational History, Neighborhood Schools, Parent Role
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Kotok, Stephen; Knight, David S.; Jabbar, Huriya; Rivera, Luis E.; Rincones, Rodolfo – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2019
Purpose: Despite the popularity of open enrollment as a school choice mechanism, there is little research on how principals behave in a district-run competitive setting. This study adds to our understanding of how open enrollment policies affect the role of the principal as well as educational equity by examining the roles and behaviors of school…
Descriptors: School Districts, School Choice, Equal Education, Foreign Countries
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Skinner, Benjamin T. – Research in Higher Education, 2019
Postsecondary students increasingly enroll in online courses, which have the potential to further democratize higher education by expanding access for historically underserved populations. While a number of studies have investigated student outcomes in online courses, past data limitations have hindered robust examination of a potential mechanism…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Open Enrollment, Access to Education, Internet
Dell'Erba, Mary – Education Commission of the States, 2019
Since the Every Student Succeeds Act became law, states have taken advantage of opportunities to engage the arts more broadly in education policy -- from including the arts in STEM education to using the arts as a strategy to meet the needs of underserved youth. At the same time, many states' policy agendas address school choice, with ongoing…
Descriptors: Art Education, School Choice, Charter Schools, Magnet Schools
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Shah, Mahsood; Cheng, Ming – Open Learning, 2019
Studies on student engagement in learning have mainly focused on undergraduate degree courses. Limited attempts have been made to examine student engagement on open access enabling courses, which is targeted to underrepresented students in higher education. Students on open access enabling courses are at high risk due to a low academic achievement…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Open Education, Open Enrollment, Online Courses
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Pogodzinski, Ben; Lenhoff, Sarah Winchell; Addonizio, Michael – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify an association between student mobility through open enrollment and voter support for school bond proposals. Specifically, we hypothesized that higher percentages of nonresident enrollment in a school district and resident exit from a district would be associated with lower levels of voter support…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Open Enrollment, Bond Issues, Voting
Texas Education Agency, 2019
This report provides information on enrollment in the Texas public school system from the 2008-09 through 2018-19 school years, based on data collected through the Texas Student Data System. Enrollment data are provided by grade, race/ethnicity, gender, and economically disadvantaged status, and for special populations and instructional programs.…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Enrollment, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
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