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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
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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
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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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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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
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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
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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
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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Bowden, A. Brooks; Shand, Robert; Belfield, Clive R.; Wang, Anyi; Levin, Henry M. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2017
Educational interventions are complex: Often they combine a diagnostic component (identifying student need) with a service component (ensuring appropriate educational resources are provided). This complexity raises challenges for program evaluation. These interventions, which we refer to as "service mediation interventions," affect…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Cost Effectiveness
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Hollands, Fiona M.; Kieffer, Michael J.; Shand, Robert; Pan, Yilin; Cheng, Henan; Levin, Henry M. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
We review the value of cost-effectiveness analysis for evaluation and decision making with respect to educational programs and discuss its application to early reading interventions. We describe the conditions for a rigorous cost-effectiveness analysis and illustrate the challenges of applying the method in practice, providing examples of programs…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Early Reading, Reading Programs, Reading Instruction
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Levin, Henry M. – Educational Researcher, 2009
The quest for educational equity is a moral imperative for a society in which education is a crucial determinant of life chances. Yet whether there is an economic return to the taxpayer for investing in educational justice is often not considered. It is possible that the economic benefits of reducing inadequate education exceed the costs,…
Descriptors: Economic Research, Equal Education, Taxes, Graduation Rate
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Levin, Henry M.; Cornelisz, Ilja; Hanisch-Cerda, Barbara – Oxford Review of Education, 2013
Social justice in education refers to the expectation that the education system provides fairness in its access to opportunities and results. Proponents of educational privatisation believe this would not only open up opportunities for those that otherwise are restricted from attending good schools, but that it would also improve overall…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Privatization, Commercialization
Tate, William F., IV, Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2012
"Research on Schools, Neighborhoods, and Communities: Toward Civic Responsibility" focuses on research and theoretical developments related to the role of geography in education, human development, and health. William F. Tate IV, the Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Neighborhoods, Suburban Schools, Educational Research
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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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