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Abowitz, Kathleen Knight; Stitzlein, Sarah M. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
When determining whether public schools constitute a public good, it is important to understand what we mean by a public good. An economic definition, common among school choice advocates, focuses on the individual benefits of getting a good education. Within such a definition, selecting a school may be compared to selecting a box of cereal at the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Benefits, Role of Education, Educational Quality
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 2018
"Wisconsin Public Schools at a Glance" provides in a single page document statistical information on the following topics: (1) Schools & Districts (2018-19); (2) Staff (2016-17); (3) School Funding; (4) Students (2017-18); and (4) Attendance (2016-17). [For "Wisconsin Public Schools at a Glance" covering 2012-2015, see…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Statistics, Employees, Students
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Summers, Kelly H.; Kiracofe, Christine Rienstra; James, Constantine – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2020
Courts have long held that public school teachers are "state actors" when they carry out the duties of their job. Despite this, very few teacher preparation programs include an education law class. In order to understand teachers' legal literacy, a survey was given to 300 public school teachers in Indiana. The survey assessed knowledge…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Knowledge Level, Multiple Literacies
Steinberg, Matthew P.; Yang, Haisheng – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2020
Study after study has found that new teachers tend to be less effective than educators with more experience. But despite having more junior staff, charter networks (referred to as CMOs) often outperform their district peers. So what's their secret? To find out, this study explores how teacher effectiveness varies and evolves across traditional and…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Improvement, Charter Schools, Public Schools
Patton, Wendy – Policy Matters Ohio, 2021
Great public schools provide a foundation of opportunity for children, their families, communities and the entire state. All children, regardless of ZIP code, race or family income deserve to be educated in fully and fairly funded schools. Yet for many years Ohio lawmakers have provided neither sufficient nor fair distribution of state support.…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance, Financial Support
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DeCesare, Tony – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2020
Changes to the landscape of "public" education in the United States, particularly the proliferation of charter and other non-traditional public schools and shifting forms of school governance, have motivated some philosophers of education to reconsider the form and function of public schools in a democracy. This article is largely…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Democracy, Public Schools
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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Rowe, Emma; Perry, Laura B. – Australian Educational Researcher, 2020
This study examines inequalities of school funding as exclusively generated by the parent community in urban public schools, and potentially illuminates a secondary impact of between-school segregation. For schools that are largely understood as free, the substantial injections of private financing into public schools indicate a concerning tension…
Descriptors: Private Financial Support, Urban Schools, Educational Equity (Finance), Public Schools
District of Columbia Public Schools, 2019
This District of Columbia Public Schools School Year 2018-2019 "Parental Right to Know Guide" informs parents on their rights with regard to the following: (1) Notice of Non-Discrimination and Non-Retaliation; (2) Teachers and Paraprofessionals; (3) Student Achievement (PARCC Data); (4) Student Records; (5) Unsafe School Choice Option;…
Descriptors: Parent Rights, Public Schools, Access to Information, Guides
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DeAngelis, Corey A. – Journal of School Choice, 2021
I calculate the cost-effectiveness of private schools participating in school voucher programs, independent charter schools, and district-authorized charter schools, compared to traditional public schools in Wisconsin for the 2017-18 school year. I calculate cost-effectiveness by dividing the Accountability Report Card score for each school by the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Private Schools, Accountability, School Choice
Texas Education Agency, 2020
This annual report provides information for the 2018-19 school year on grade-level retention and student performance in the Texas public school system. Student retention and promotion data are reported with data on the performance of students in Grades 3-8 on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) reading and mathematics…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Grade Repetition, Academic Achievement
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Rowe, Emma; Perry, Laura B. – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2020
Parent involvement in their child's schooling is routinely celebrated and emphasised in government education policy in many countries. We take a critical lens to examining parent involvement by investigating voluntary parent fees in public secondary schools, and how these fees are patterned by school socioeconomic status (SES). In Australia, where…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Educational Finance, Private Financial Support, Public Schools
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Hamlin, Daniel; Cheng, Albert – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2020
Purpose: This study investigates parental empowerment, involvement, and satisfaction in charter, Catholic, Christian, and district-run public schools. The analyses of these indicators across school types also differentiate parents who chose district-run public schools through residential selection from those who did not. Research Design: A survey…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Religious Education, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
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Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2021
These are the appendixes for the report, "Supporting Students with Health Conditions in District of Columbia Public Schools." The District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) partnered with the Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic on a study to understand how the prevalence of health conditions differs by student characteristics,…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Special Needs Students, At Risk Students, Gender Differences
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Hamlin, Daniel – Urban Education, 2021
Spurring parental involvement has been a core objective of charter school reform. This study compares for-profit-managed and nonprofit-managed charter schools and their public school peers in Detroit on two indicators of parental involvement. Nonprofit-managed charter schools generated higher rates of general parental involvement, net of…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Charter Schools, Public Schools, Nonprofit Organizations
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