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Wolfe, Christy; Sheridan-McIver, Fiona – National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2018
Public charter schools present tremendous opportunities to increase the access of Native students to high-quality schools. Understanding current growth and the location of schools serving Native students is an important first step in the larger policy discussion on Native education and charter schools. This brief provides the latest data available…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, American Indian Students, Alaska Natives, Hawaiians
Education Commission of the States, 2021
Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) are private savings accounts funded by a deposit from the state government and managed by a parent. The deposit amount varies from state to state and is typically based on the state's per-pupil amount. To use an ESA, parents withdraw their child from the public school system and use ESA funds to purchase specified…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Money Management, Educational Finance
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Merry, Michael S.; New, William S. – Critical Studies in Education, 2017
In this paper, we offer a Leftist critique of standard liberal defenses of the public school. We suggest that the standard arguments employed by mainstream liberal defenders of the public school are generally inadequate because they fail to provide a credible representation of their historical object, let alone effective remedies to our current…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Role of Education, Criticism, Politics of Education
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Mercado, Emily M. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2020
The purpose of this paper is to analyze and discuss current policies and position statements related to religious music and teaching about religion and propose a four-part framework for stakeholders to incorporate or amend policy on religious music in the public schools. The framework is based off of an analysis of sixteen public school district…
Descriptors: Music, Religion, Public Schools, Religious Factors
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Salas-Velasco, Manuel – International Journal of Educational Management, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to measure the efficiency performance of public sector-funded schools in Spain. Design/methodology/approach: Using school-level data from Program for International Student Assessment 2012, cross-sectional models were estimated using stochastic frontier analysis (SFA). Technical efficiencies of public…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Efficiency, Educational Improvement, Foreign Countries
Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2018
Charter schools are tuition-free public schools open to all students and held to state academic and financial standards. However, unlike traditional public schools, charter schools are run independently of school districts and operate under a performance contract with an authorizer (a district, the state or another approved government or nonprofit…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Academic Achievement, Educational Improvement, Low Income Students
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Goldring, Rebecca – National Center for Education Statistics, 2020
The School Questionnaire was administered as part of the 2017-18 National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS), which is a state and nationally representative sample survey of public and private K-12 schools, principals, and teachers in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The selected school samples include about 10,600 traditional and…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Schedules, Urban Schools, Suburban Schools
Figlio, David N.; Hart, Cassandra M. D.; Karbownik, Krzysztof – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2020
Using a rich dataset that merges student-level school records with birth records, and a student fixed effect design, we explore how the massive scale-up of a Florida private school choice program affected public school students' outcomes. Expansion of the program produced modestly larger benefits for students attending public schools that had a…
Descriptors: School Choice, Private Schools, Public Schools, Program Effectiveness
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du Plessis, Pierre – South African Journal of Education, 2020
With the promulgation of the South African Schools Act, public education in South Africa was decentralised and communities were made responsible for the governance of public schools. White Paper 1 on Education and Training confirmed the inability of the state to meet the financial requirements of public education. Despite the fact that school…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Finance, Money Management
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Rowe, Emma – Australian Educational Researcher, 2020
In 2017, it was excitedly pronounced across major newspapers in Australia that public schools' share of student enrolment had increased, marking a "determined end to a 40-year decline". The claims were bolstered by numerical data, and an accompanied media release, issued by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. These bold claims…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Enrollment Rate, Educational Trends
Arkansas Department of Education, 2020
In compliance with the provisions of A.C.A.§ 6-20-2201 et seq., the Annual Statistical Report of the Public School of Arkansas, Open Enrollment Public Charter Schools, and Education Service Cooperatives, 2018-2019 Actual and 2019-2020 Budgeted, (ASR) is hereby submitted. The Rankings of Selected items of the Public Schools of Arkansas, 2018-2019…
Descriptors: School Statistics, Public Schools, Charter Schools, Expenditure per Student
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Powers, Jeanne M.; Potterton, Amanda U. – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
In Arizona, individuals can receive a tax credit of up to US$200 per individual taxpayer for donations to public schools. We analyze public school tax credit donations to charter schools and document inequalities in the distribution of donations associated with the percentages of more advantaged students charter schools serve. The differences in…
Descriptors: Tax Credits, Charter Schools, Public Schools, Educational Equity (Finance)
Texas Education Agency, 2018
This report provides information on enrollment in the Texas public school system from the 2007-08 through 2017-18 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, Race, Economically Disadvantaged
Texas Education Agency, 2018
This annual report provides information for the 2015-16 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: Grade Repetition, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Student Promotion
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Morgan, Anita F.; Sears, Julie A.; Driscoll, Lisa G. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2019
A respected principal finds himself caught in the middle of a complex legal conundrum when a student requests to bring a service animal to his public school where another student may be dangerously allergic to the animal. This case explores how accommodations per the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of…
Descriptors: Animals, Public Schools, Students with Disabilities, Compliance (Legal)
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