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Singer, Jeremy – Journal of School Choice, 2020
A large body of research on school choice has examined whether choice-based policies reproduce and exacerbate existing racial and socioeconomic inequalities. While many states have enacted multiple school choice policies at once, most of these studies focus on a single choice-based policy. This study examines enrollment patterns in Detroit in the…
Descriptors: School Choice, Educational Policy, Urban Schools, Racial Bias
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Dâmaso, Marlene; De Lima, Jorge Ávila – Journal of School Choice, 2020
This paper reports the findings of a study that analyzed the marketing activities of a number of vocational schools in a municipality where these organizations were allowed to compete for students. The research employed a qualitative, exploratory and descriptive design. The data was collected through interviews with school leaders, regional…
Descriptors: Student Recruitment, Geographic Regions, Vocational Schools, Administrator Attitudes
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Merry, Michael S. – Journal of School Choice, 2020
In this essay I ask what educational justice might require for children with autism in educational settings where "inclusion" entails not only meaningful access, but also where the educational setting is able to facilitate a sense of belonging and further is conducive to well-being. I argue when we attempt to answer the question "do…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Educational Policy, School Choice, Well Being
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DeAngelis, Corey A. – Journal of School Choice, 2020
Using data from the 2015-16 round of the Private School Universe Survey, I examine the types of private schools that decide to participate in school voucher programs in seven locations: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Louisiana, D.C., and North Carolina. Regression analysis indicates that more specialized private schools tend to be less…
Descriptors: Private Schools, School Choice, Educational Vouchers, School Surveys
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Mann, Bryan – Journal of School Choice, 2020
There are two competing understandings on how school organizations behave when faced with competition. One is they respond to competitive pressure with innovation. The other is they pursue strategies of isomorphism, copying practices and avoiding innovation. This study examines competitive response patterns related to cyber charter schools in…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Computer Uses in Education, Competition, School Districts
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Tilhou, Rebecca – Journal of School Choice, 2020
Home education support groups and associations are increasingly becoming hubs for home learning communities to share resources and knowledge. This literature review examined (a) motivations for joining homeschool groups; (b) values and beliefs that led to the formation of homeschool groups; and (c) how the culture of homeschool groups aids in…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Nontraditional Education, Models, Parents as Teachers
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Asbury, Kathryn; Wai, Jonathan – Journal of School Choice, 2020
This paper introduces a literature from outside the field of education research and policy that we argue has potential to enhance both policy and practice. This field, behavioral genetics, has amassed highly replicable findings spanning more than half a century. Although no necessary policy implications follow from the evidence we review here,…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Genetics, Individual Differences, Educational Psychology
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Reed, Sherrie; Rose, Heather – Journal of School Choice, 2020
Building from the existing knowledge of charter school spending and staffing, and with a lens toward better understanding the fiscal flexibility afforded charter schools, this study examines staffing patterns in California's charter schools over the last decade. Using detailed professional assignment data for the universe of California schools in…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Personnel, Staff Utilization, Employment Patterns
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Egalite, Anna J.; Fusarelli, Lance; Barriga, M. Daniela; Antoszyk, Emily; Stallings, D. T. – Journal of School Choice, 2020
We examine how low-income parents who apply for North Carolina's Opportunity Scholarship program navigate major obstacles to their full participation in this means-tested private school choice program. Using a mixed-methods approach, this study draws upon administrative data from the state agency that oversees the program, surveys of every…
Descriptors: School Choice, Costs, Low Income Groups, Scholarships
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Mousumi, Manjuma Akhtar; Kusakabe, Tatsuya – Journal of School Choice, 2020
The growth of private schools in India has contributed significantly to increased student enrollment but also raises certain questions, such as how parents living in informal settlements can support their children's school attendance and seek alternative options, such as private schools, for their children. This paper addresses these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Schools, Fees, Access to Education
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Johnson, Chrystal S.; Qin, Xiaoyue; Hinton, Harvey – Journal of School Choice, 2020
With the expansion of charter schools, astoundingly limited empirical research has considered issues related to the dimensions of civic learning in these settings. This article, seeks to augment the literature by addressing the civic efficacy of charter schools. Specifically, we employ key elements of the Octagon Model to conceptualize how charter…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Charter Schools, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Environment
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Lee, Matthew H.; Mills, Jonathan N.; Wolf, Patrick J. – Journal of School Choice, 2020
The Louisiana Scholarship Program (LSP) is a school voucher initiative offering publicly-funded scholarships to students from economically-disadvantaged families to attend participating private schools. Experimental evaluations of the program report large initial negative effects of LSP scholarship usage on standardized assessments after one year…
Descriptors: Heterogeneous Grouping, Academic Achievement, Educational Vouchers, Economically Disadvantaged
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Powers, Jeanne M.; Topper, Amelia Marcetti – Journal of School Choice, 2019
School choice researchers have used a range of measures to capture competition between schools, but few have assessed the relative utility of these different measures. Using district-level transactional data, we analyzed the relationship between nine measures of school competition and inflows and outflows of students to and from Arizona school…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Competition, School Choice, Measurement Techniques
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Harris, Julie C. – Journal of School Choice, 2019
Although magnet schools were created in the 1960s to integrate schools, their policy, legal, and demographic context has changed dramatically, making it more difficult for them to integrate. As it becomes more difficult for magnet schools to integrate, other benefits, such as improved student achievement, become more important. At the same time,…
Descriptors: Magnet Schools, Academic Achievement, Context Effect, School Districts
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DeAngelis, Corey A.; Flanders, Will – Journal of School Choice, 2019
Few evaluations have focused on the supply and demand within the education marketplace in a school choice environment. Because traditional public schools are not subject to the same level of competitive pressures as private schools, we expect that measures of school quality--enrollment, academic achievement, and safety--will be more likely to…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Closing, Private Schools, Public Schools
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