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DeAngelis, Corey A.; Burke, Lindsey M. – EdChoice, 2019
Private school choice options are being proposed and adopted in numerous states across the country. As of the spring of 2019, 62 private school choice programs were in operation in 29 states and the District of Columbia, serving more than 400,000 children. Although growth in private school choice programs and enrollment has been considerable over…
Descriptors: Private Schools, School Choice, Program Design, Specialization
Lueken, Martin F.; Shuls, James V. – EdChoice, 2019
For the past 30 years, America's K-12 education system has experienced an era of expanding educational choice. Although students who participate in private school choice programs and are enrolled in charter schools comprise a small portion of the K-12 population relative to students in district schools, choice is becoming a larger part of the K-12…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Educational Equity (Finance)
Catt, Andrew D.; Shaw, Michael – EdChoice, 2019
This report synthesizes information about West Virginia's private schools from a survey conducted by EdChoice. Education savings accounts (ESAs) allow parents to withdraw their children from public district or charter schools and receive a deposit of public funds into government-authorized savings accounts with restricted, but multiple, uses.…
Descriptors: Private Schools, School Choice, Financial Support, Money Management
Catt, Andrew D.; Cheng, Albert – EdChoice, 2019
Arizona is arguably the nation's most innovative state for educational choice. It has a thriving charter school sector that serves 16 percent of the state's students in 556 charter schools. The state has also launched several groundbreaking programs for families to attend private schools. In 1997, Arizona passed the nation's first tax-credit…
Descriptors: Family Influence, Family Relationship, School Choice, Parent Surveys
EdChoice, 2019
This annual publication of "The ABCs of School Choice" is a comprehensive, data-rich guide to every private school choice program in America. This publication outlines how each program works, whom it serves, and offers feedback on how it could be changed to help even more families in a particular state. Programs are grouped…
Descriptors: School Choice, Private Schools, Geographic Location, Tax Credits
McShane, Michael Q. – EdChoice, 2019
Leaders in the business community often talk about the "skills gap," the gap between the skills needed for good jobs in the economy and the skills that prospective employees possess. Though there is debate as to whether or not such a gap actually exists, the idea of the "skills gap" can be a helpful way to frame instances where…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
DeAngelis, Corey A.; Lueken, Martin F. – EdChoice, 2019
Are private schools safer than public schools? Do they use the same security procedures? Do they suspend or expel students at a higher rate? Do private schools that participate in school choice programs report the same safety issues as private schools that do not participate in school choice programs? How does charter school safety compare to…
Descriptors: Private Schools, School Safety, School Choice, Charter Schools
EdChoice, 2019
Researchers from across the country have published more than 140 empirical studies on the effectiveness of private school choice programs. This report is the first edition of "The 123s of School Choice," an in-depth review of available research on private school choice programs in America. The first set of outcomes reviewed--private…
Descriptors: School Choice, Private Schools, School Effectiveness, Educational Benefits
Lueken, Martin F. – EdChoice, 2019
This paper reports results from a fiscal analysis of Pennsylvania SB 299, a proposal to expand the state's two tax-credit scholarship programs. Pennsylvania currently has two programs in operation, the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) Program. This paper is organized as follows.…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Tax Credits, Scholarships, State Programs
Lueken, Martin F. – EdChoice, 2019
Critics of private school choice programs argue that they drain resources from public schools and increase taxpayer costs. Supporters of these programs, on the other hand, argue that these programs save taxpayers money because the average amount of scholarships is less than per pupil spending in public schools. Given these fiscal concerns, when…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, School Choice, Private Schools, Tax Credits
DiPerna, Paul; Catt, Andrew D.; Shaw, Michael – EdChoice, 2019
This is the seventh edition of EdChoice's "Schooling in America Survey." Each year, researchers poll the general public on a range of issues in K-12 education. In 2019, the polling results are based on a nationally representative sample of the general public that includes 1,810 online and phone interviews. Over time, EdChoice has…
Descriptors: Public Opinion, Educational Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Busing
DiPerna, Paul; Burke, Lindsey M.; Catt, Andrew D. – EdChoice, 2019
This report presents findings from a 2019 online survey of 1,295 active-duty military servicemembers and their spouses. 907 servicemembers, 291 spouses or partners of a servicemember, and 97 respondents who were both a servicemember and the spouse or partner of a servicemember completed the survey. The objective of the project is twofold: (1) to…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Veterans, Spouses, Attitudes
Catt, Drew – EdChoice, 2019
In November 2018, EdChoice and ExcelinEd administered a first-of-its-kind survey of Florida private school leaders. The survey results demonstrate three things: (1) private schools in Florida are affordable; (2) they have the capacity to serve many more students; and (3) capacity could be further expanded if more tuition assistance was made…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Private Education, Tuition, Scholarships
EdChoice, 2018
This annual publication of "The ABCs of School Choice" is a comprehensive, data-rich guide to every private school choice program in America. This publication outlines how each program works, whom it serves, and offers feedback on how it could be changed to help even more families in a particular state. Programs are grouped…
Descriptors: School Choice, Private Schools, Geographic Location, Tax Credits
Burke, Lindsey; Bedrick, Jason – EdChoice, 2018
In 2014, Florida became the second state to enact education savings accounts (ESAs), a relatively new form of educational choice that empowers families to utilize state funding to customize K-12 schooling options beyond just private school tuition, which is all that's allowable under a more traditional voucher program. Now called the Gardiner…
Descriptors: Money Management, Parents, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Finance
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