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Bulkley, Katrina E., Ed.; Henig, Jeffrey R., Ed.; Levin, Henry M., Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2010
"Between Public and Private" examines an innovative approach to school district management that has been adopted by a number of urban districts in recent years: a portfolio management model, in which "a central office oversees a portfolio of schools offering diverse organizational and curricular themes, including traditional public…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Charter Schools, School Districts, Educational Change
Rotberg, Iris C., Ed.; Glazer, Joshua L., Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2018
Do charter schools strengthen students' educational experience? What are their social costs? This volume brings together a group of premier researchers to address questions about the purposes of charter schools and the role of public policy in shaping the educational agenda. Chapter authors explore topics seldom encountered in the current charter…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Choice, Educational Quality, School Segregation
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Shand, Robert; Levin, Henry M. – National Education Policy Center, 2021
School vouchers, a school choice policy that allows students and families to use public funds to fully or partially pay the cost of attending private schools, became a major area of policy debate once again during Betsy DeVos's tenure as United States Secretary of Education. Recent evaluations have found negative impacts of vouchers on academic…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, Educational Finance, School Choice, Cost Effectiveness
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Arnove, Robert F.; Stromquist, Nelly P.; Fox, Christine; Levin, Henry M.; Masemann, Vandra Lea; Epstein, Erwin H. – Comparative Education Review, 2006
This article presents a brief critical commentary on Martin Carnoy's presidential address from Robert F. Arnove, Nelly P. Stromquist, Christine Fox, Henry M. Levin, Vandra Lea Masemann, and Erwin H. Epstein. Among other things, Arnove finds particularly useful Carnoy's recommendations on ways to engage in comparative education research, from…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Global Approach, Case Studies, Educational Research
Levin, Henry M. – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2017
Outlines features of an "Accelerated School," a transitional elementary school designed to bring disadvantaged students up to grade level by the end of sixth grade. Several schools across the nation are piloting the model. [This document is a reissue of the September 1988 CPRE Research Report RR-010 under the same title (ED300143).]
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), At Risk Students, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Design
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Levin, Henry M.; García, Emma – Journal of Higher Education, 2018
This article reports a benefit-cost evaluation of the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) of the City University of New York (CUNY). ASAP was designed to accelerate associate degree completion within 3 years of degree enrollment at CUNY's community colleges. The program evaluation revealed that the completion rate for the examined…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Cost Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Taxes
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Hollands, Fiona M.; Levin, Henry M. – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2017
This brief provides guidance to decision makers in schools, districts, state education departments, and intermediary organizations about ways that cost analyses can help inform their decisions about program choices, budgets, and strategies. It addresses questions about: (1) why cost information matters in education; (2) what cost metrics are…
Descriptors: Information Utilization, Evidence Based Practice, Decision Making, Cost Indexes
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Apple, Michael W. – Educational Theory, 1986
This article critiques "Schooling and Work in the Democratic State" by Martin Carnoy and Henry M. Levin. The book examined the public school as more than an institution that reproduces unequal class relations of capitalist society, but also as a product of conflict between the dominant and the dominated in the paid workplace. (MT)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Educational Change, Educational Theories, Labor Economics
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Balfanz, Robert – Educational Policy, 1991
Henry M. Levin finds Balfanz's article a dispassionate attempt to explore the connections between workplace performance and curriculum reform. Educational reform efforts often misinterpret and simplify the relationship between informal knowledge, academic skills, and individual productivity. Consequently, the U.S. public's productive capacity is…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Dropout Rate, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change
Joint Economic Committee, Washington, DC. – 1990
In the context of a growing debate over the relationship between education and the economic performance of the United States, this hearing focused on what the federal government, and the Congress in particular, can do to foster improved economic performance. Oral and written testimony was delivered by three witnesses: Henry M. Levin, director,…
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Economic Progress, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
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Levin, Henry M.; Belfield, Clive – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
Cost-effectiveness analysis is rarely used in education. When it is used, it often fails to meet methodological standards, especially with regard to cost measurement. Although there are occasional criticisms of these failings, we believe that it is useful to provide a listing of the more common concerns and how they might be addressed. Based upon…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Comparative Analysis, Validity, Educational Policy
Ladd, Helen F., Ed.; Goertz, Margaret E., Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015
Sponsored by the Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP), the second edition of this groundbreaking handbook assembles in one place the existing research-based knowledge in education finance and policy, with particular attention to elementary and secondary education. Chapters from the first edition have been fully updated and revised…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Levin, Henry M. – Economics of Education Review, 2012
As the number of charter schools has grown nationally, there is increasing discussion of the consolidation of such schools into charter districts in which all schools would be charter schools from which parents would have the freedom to choose the school that they wished their student to attend. A major question is how such a charter school…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Districts, Guidelines, Administrative Organization
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Levin, Henry M. – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2012
Around the world we hear considerable talk about creating world-class schools. Usually the term refers to schools whose students get very high scores on the international comparisons of student achievement such as PISA or TIMSS. The practice of restricting the meaning of exemplary schools to the narrow criterion of achievement scores is usually…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Scores, Education Work Relationship, Interpersonal Competence
Huston, Aletha C., Ed. – 1991
The numbers of children living in poverty in the United States increased dramatically during the 1980s and remains high. This collection of essays, with a focus on children rather than on parents' income or self-sufficiency, examines the following questions: Why are so many children growing up in poor families? What are the effects of poverty on…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, At Risk Persons, Behavior Problems, Child Development
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