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Ni, Yongmei – Teachers College Record, 2017
Background: The charter school movement relies on teachers as critical components. Teacher commitment is an important aspect of teachers' lives, because it is an internal force for teachers to grow as professionals. It is also considered one of the crucial factors in influencing various educational outcomes, including teacher effectiveness,…
Descriptors: Teaching Conditions, Teacher Motivation, Charter Schools, Teacher Characteristics
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Sun, Min; Ni, Yongmei – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2016
Purpose: Knowledge about principals' leadership roles in charter schools' success has become more important as the number of charter schools increases and as we have learned more about the influence of principal leadership on school effectiveness. To contribute to the limited empirical literature on the principal labor market, this study explores…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Labor Market, Principals, Labor Turnover
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Gulosino, Charisse; Ni, Yongmei; Rorrer, Andrea K. – American Journal of Education, 2019
Compared with traditional public schools (TPS), charter schools on average have much higher teacher turnover rates. Our study draws on segmented labor market theory to examine the dynamics of the teacher labor market in charters and TPS, focusing on newly hired teachers. Based on longitudinal data for Utah's public school teachers, we employ…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Charter Schools, Public Schools, Labor Market
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Ni, Yongmei; Yan, Rui; Pounder, Diana – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2018
Purpose: Using the collective leadership framework, this study examines (a) how principals perceive their own influence and that of other key stakeholders in various school decisions and (b) how principals' perceived influences of other stakeholders are associated with their own influence. Research Method/Approach: This study uses the nationally…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Styles, Leadership Effectiveness, Stakeholders
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Ni, Yongmei – Educational Policy, 2012
This article investigates how Michigan's charter school policy influences the composition of students by race and socioeconomic status in urban traditional public schools. Using 2 years of student-level data in Michigan' urban elementary and middle schools, the dynamic student transfers between charter schools and TPSs are analyzed through a…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Charter Schools, Middle Schools, Disadvantaged Schools
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Ni, Yongmei – Teachers College Record, 2012
Background/Context: Teachers affect student performance through their interaction with students in the context of the classrooms and schools where teaching and learning take place. Although it is widely assumed that supportive working conditions improve the quality of instruction and teachers' willingness to remain in a school, little is known…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, School Location, Charter Schools, Teacher Characteristics
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Arsen, David; Ni, Yongmei – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2012
There is widespread concern that administration consumes too much of the educational dollar in traditional public schools, diverting needed resources from classroom instruction and hampering efforts to improve student outcomes. By contrast, charter schools are predicted to have leaner administration and allocate resources more intensively to…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Resource Allocation, Traditional Schools, Educational Administration
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Arsen, David; Ni, Yongmei – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2012
Purpose: This article examines two questions: (a) How does resource allocation change in school districts experiencing sustained charter school competition? (b) Among districts exposed to charter competition, are there differences in the resource allocation adjustments between those that do and do not succeed in stemming further enrollment loss to…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Research Design, Charter Schools, Class Size
Arsen, David; Ni, Yongmei – Education Policy Center at Michigan State University, 2012
There is widespread concern that administration consumes too much of the educational dollar in traditional public schools, diverting needed resources from classroom instruction and hampering efforts to improve student outcomes. By contrast, charter schools are predicted to have leaner administration and allocate resources more intensively to…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Resource Allocation, Educational Administration, Educational Finance
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Ni, Yongmei; Sun, Min; Rorrer, Andrea – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2015
Purpose: Informed by literature on labor market and school choice, this study aims to examine the dynamics of principal career movements in charter schools by comparing principal turnover rates and patterns between charter schools and traditional public schools. Research Methods/Approach: This study uses longitudinal data on Utah principals and…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Labor Turnover, Principals, Traditional Schools
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Ni, Yongmei; Rorrer, Andrea K.; Pounder, Diana; Young, Michelle; Korach, Susan – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: Informed by learning transfer theory, the purpose of this paper is to validate the instrument measuring educational leadership preparation program (LPP) quality attributes and graduates' leadership learning and to assess the direct and indirect relationships among them, as reported by program graduates. Design/methodology/approach: This…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Educational Quality, Graduates, Outcomes of Education
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Ni, Yongmei – Economics of Education Review, 2009
This paper examines the competitive effects of charter schools on the efficiency of traditional public schools. The analysis utilizes a statewide school-level longitudinal dataset of Michigan schools from 1994 to 2004. Fixed effect and two alternative estimation methods are employed. Overall, the results suggest that charter competition had a…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Efficiency, Competition, Longitudinal Studies
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Ni, Yongmei; Arsen, David – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2011
School choice policies are intended to provide students in poorly performing schools the option of transferring to a better school. The associated loss of funding to new competitors is expected, in turn, to benefit students who remain in their assigned schools by spurring improved performance among the educators in them. The prospects for such…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Choice, Academic Achievement, School Effectiveness
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Arsen, David; DeLuca, Thomas; Ni, Yongmei; Bates, Michael – Journal of Education Finance, 2016
Like other states, Michigan has implemented a number of policies to change governance and administrative arrangements in local school districts deemed to be in financial emergency. This paper examines two questions: (1) Which districts get into financial trouble and why? and (2) Among fiscally distressed districts, are there significant…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, School Districts, Financial Exigency, Institutional Characteristics
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Ni, Yongmei; Rorrer, Andrea K. – Economics of Education Review, 2012
A relatively small state, Utah presents an interesting case to study charter schools given its friendly policy environment and its significant growth in charter school enrollment. Based on longitudinal student-level data from 2004 to 2009, this paper utilizes two approaches to evaluate the Utah charter school effectiveness: (a) hierarchical linear…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Academic Achievement, School Effectiveness, Longitudinal Studies
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