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DiPerna, Paul – EdChoice, 2020
Policymakers, experts and advocates have promoted many different types of education reform over the past few decades, but what is the evidence about the efficacy of these programs? EdChoice partnered with Hanover Research to find out what research has been conducted in nine major education reform areas focusing on outcomes related to student…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Program Effectiveness
Schwalbach, Jude; DeAngelis, Corey A. – EdChoice, 2020
We examine the literature linking private and charter schooling to perceptions of student safety in United States schools. The results are generally null to positive for student, parent, and principal reports of school safety for the eight studies on safety in public charter schools and the eleven studies on safety in private schools. None of the…
Descriptors: School Choice, School Safety, Private Schools, Charter Schools
EdChoice, 2020
This is the second edition of "The 123s of School Choice." This annual publication is designed to be a one-stop shop for all the existing research on private school choice in the United States. This year's edition is updated with the research published since the last edition. Since the first modern-day voucher program launched in…
Descriptors: School Choice, Private Schools, Educational Vouchers, School Effectiveness
EdChoice, 2020
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.; Shaw, Michael – EdChoice, 2020
Transportation, or the lack thereof, can be a huge barrier to families exercising choice. Simply because a state authorizes the creation of charter schools or grants vouchers to families looking to send their children to private schools doesn't mean that those children will actually be able to attend those schools. They have to be able to get…
Descriptors: School Choice, Bus Transportation, Student Transportation, Charter Schools
Egalite, Anna J.; Catt, Andrew D. – EdChoice, 2020
As school choice options grow, it is helpful to test for indirect effects on non-choosers who are left behind in district-run schools. Can a competitive system built on the principle of choice serve as a rising tide that lifts all boats or will such systems further existing inequities? The largest competitive effects analysis of a voucher program…
Descriptors: School Choice, Public Schools, Academic Achievement, Graduation Rate
Catt, Andrew D. – EdChoice, 2020
The distance to school, commute time, student safety, and the cost and availability of transportation are all critical elements that determine the degree of real "choice" present in any school system, and more information is needed regarding family experiences, preferences, and challenges related to school transportation across school…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Elementary Secondary Education, Student Transportation
Lueken, Martin F. – EdChoice, 2020
This paper discusses the potential fiscal effects of education savings accounts for K-12 in New Jersey on the state and local taxpayers. Education savings accounts are a way to expand educational opportunity for all families, particularly those in need. For parents who voluntarily elect to customize their child's education, a specified amount is…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education, Money Management, Costs
Catt, Andrew D.; Shaw, Michael – EdChoice, 2020
North Carolina is home to a growing and evolving K-12 education landscape. The state experienced a 21 percent increase in its public elementary and secondary school enrollment since 2000, with that figure projected to grow by another 4 percent by 2028. The state has garnered attention for its emphasis on individualized education and implementation…
Descriptors: School Choice, Parent Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Money Management
Kingsbury, Ian – EdChoice, 2020
Thousands of American schools shuttered their doors during the second half of the 2019-2020 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most schools that closed their physical campus switched to online learning to conclude the school year. Brick and mortar schools uninitiated to online learning were tasked with adapting teaching practices to a…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Virtual Schools
DiPerna, Paul; Catt, Andrew D.; Shaw, Michael – EdChoice, 2020
Unlike previous years of our "Schooling in America" survey project, our researchers are releasing multiple sets of results in a new, chart-focused format. This report is focused on questions we asked about families' homeschooling experiences and their opinions about homeschooling during the pandemic. We also include breakouts to show…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing
DiPerna, Paul; Catt, Andrew D.; Shaw, Michael – EdChoice, 2020
Unlike previous years of our "Schooling in America" survey project, our researchers are releasing multiple sets of results in a new, chart-focused format. This report is focused on questions we asked about schooling experiences and educational choice reforms. We also include breakouts to show similarities and differences among…
Descriptors: School Choice, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Opinion, Parent Attitudes
DiPerna, Paul; Catt, Andrew D.; Shaw, Michael – EdChoice, 2020
Unlike previous years of our "Schooling in America" survey project, our researchers are releasing multiple sets of results in a new, chart-focused format. This report is focused on questions we asked about how comfortable parents are returning their children to K-12 school buildings during the pandemic, which schooling options parents…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Attitudes
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
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