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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
McShane, Michael Q. – EdChoice, 2018
As more and more cities and states diversify the educational options available to parents and students, creating magnet, open-enrollment, small school, career and technical, charter, and private school opportunities, educational choice markets need to become a part of the regulation conversation. In this report, Mike McShane examines the…
Descriptors: Federal Regulation, Educational Legislation, School Policy, Educational Policy
Catt, Andrew D.; Shaw, Michael – EdChoice, 2018
This brief is the 10th entry in the "School Survey Series." This brief synthesizes information about New Hampshire's private schools from a survey conducted by EdChoice. These survey data--which include New Hampshire's private schools' open seats, tuition and fees, regulatory concerns, and interest in educational choice programs--paint a…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Access to Education, Money Management
Catt, Andrew D.; Shaw, Michael – EdChoice, 2018
Indiana's Schooling Deserts uses Geographic Information System (GIS) software to generate drive-time distances to different schooling types to examine the state's robust K-12 choice environment, under which more than 100,000 families are choosing a school for their children other than one that has been residentially assigned. The maps produced for…
Descriptors: School Choice, Proximity, Elementary Secondary Education, School Location
McShane, Michael Q.; DiPerna, Paul – EdChoice, 2018
What does it mean to hold schools accountable? How do we measure school performance? Why do we care? We convened focus groups of K-12 stakeholders to wrestle with these tough questions and help us better understand the current accountability landscape--where we've been as well as where we're headed. We've compiled what those focus group…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Accountability, Educational Practices, Educational Change
Catt, Andrew D.; Shaw, Michael – EdChoice, 2018
"Exploring South Carolina's Private Education Sector is the ninth entry in the "School Survey Series." This brief synthesizes information about South Carolina's private schools from a survey conducted by EdChoice. These survey data, which include South Carolina private schools' open seats, tuition and fees, regulatory concerns, and…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Access to Education, Money Management
Catt, Andrew D.; Rhinesmith, Evan – EdChoice, 2017
In this report, the authors examine the responses of Indiana school parents from all sectors to a survey--developed by EdChoice and conducted by Hanover Research--that aims to measure what motivates them to choose schools, their children's schooling experiences, their awareness of school choice options, their satisfaction levels, and the goals…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, School Choice, Decision Making, Parent Surveys
Scafidi, Benjamin – EdChoice, 2017
In reports released in 2012 (see ED536674) and 2013 (see ED543118), the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice--now EdChoice--showed that American public schools had been on a six-decade staffing surge. That is, between 1950 and 2009, public schools added school personnel at a rate that far exceeded the increases needed to keep up with student…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Teacher Salaries, Reports, Trend Analysis
Danielsen, Bartley R.; Harrison, David M.; Zhao, Jing – EdChoice, 2017
Urban economic development resources are often focused on bringing jobs and affordable housing to downtown areas. In contrast, there has been very little consideration given to how public charter schools and other school choice programs might act as economic development catalysts. This study examines relocation decisions made by families whose…
Descriptors: School Choice, Urban Renewal, Urban Schools, Case Studies
Catt, Andrew D. – EdChoice, 2017
"Exploring Texas's Private Education Sector" is the eighth entry in the "School Survey Series." This brief synthesizes information about Texas's accredited private schools from a first-of-its-kind survey about these types of choice programs and more to Texas's private K-12 schools in collaboration with the Texas Catholic…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Access to Education, Money Management
Catt, Andrew D. – EdChoice, 2016
This report synthesizes information about Arkansas's private schools from two separate surveys conducted by the Friedman Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE). If the Friedman Foundation survey data are representative of the state's private schools, then Arkansas's private schools have enough empty seats to increase current…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Surveys, Enrollment Trends, School Choice
Lueken, Martin F. – EdChoice, 2016
This report follows up on previous work that examined the fiscal effects of private school voucher programs. It estimates the total fiscal effects of tax-credit scholarship programs--another type of private school choice program--on state governments, state and local taxpayers, and school districts combined. Based on a range of assumptions, these…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Tax Credits, Educational Vouchers, Private Schools
Catt, Andrew D. – EdChoice, 2016
"Exploring Arizona's Private Education Sector" is the seventh installment in our "School Survey Series." EdChoice Director of State Research and Policy Analysis Andrew Catt surveyed Arizona private school leaders about the state's educational choice programs, especially its Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, as well as their…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Access to Education, Money Management