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Domanico, Ray – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2020
Public controversies about education in New York typically leave out discussion about the private--religious and independent--schools that educate nearly 20% of students in New York City and more than 10% of students in the rest of the state. This report uses publicly available data from the New York State Education Department and the U.S. Census…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Race, Religion, School Demography
Winters, Marcus A. – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2020
This report estimates the effect of enrolling in a charter school on student standardized test scores in Newark, New Jersey. The results indicate that attending a Newark charter school that participated in the city's common enrollment system leads to large improvements in math and reading scores, and the effect is especially large for students who…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Urban Schools, Scores, Standardized Tests
Domanico, Ray – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2020
This report examines and explains the most recent achievement results for New York City and New York State students in district and charter schools, and to put New York City's achievement levels in context. The New York City public school system is the largest in the country, with more than 1 million students in grades prekindergarten through 12…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, National Competency Tests, State Standards, Standardized Tests
Harris, Connor – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2020
Conventional wisdom regards a college degree as necessary for a well-paying job and a good life. By focusing on average earnings, this conventional wisdom obscures the enormous variability in outcomes at each education level; in fact, the top half of high school graduates earn in the same range as the bottom half of college graduates. However the…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Salary Wage Differentials, Outcomes of Education, High School Graduates
Akers, Beth – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2020
Over the last two decades, prices in higher education have grown more quickly than prices in almost any other sector of the economy. Tuition inflation has been extensively examined. The examinations, however, have focused on a narrow set of explanations, none of which has revealed obvious opportunities for policy interventions that would slow this…
Descriptors: Tuition, Costs, Value Judgment, Competition
Winters, Marcus A. – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2020
When the number of charter schools in a given area increases, are students who remain in traditional public schools worse off? This is a claim often made by opponents of school choice; gains made by students in charter schools, they say, come at the expense of students left behind. There is scant evidence to support this view in the existing…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Traditional Schools, Public Schools, Correlation
Perrault, Paul; Winters, Marcus – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2020
Most studies of test-based promotion policies focus on measuring the effect of retention (being left back) on later student outcomes, and the evidence is fairly mixed. However, test-based promotion policies do not only affect the students who are retained. Presumably, they also affect students and schools as they try to improve reading performance…
Descriptors: Student Promotion, Student Evaluation, Tests, Grade Repetition
Domanico, Ray; McCoy, Brandon – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2020
In August, the Manhattan Institute (MI) contracted with Rasmussen Reports to survey public opinion in five states about school choice policies generally, as well as charter schools specifically. Working with MI, Rasmussen crafted nine questions that were added to the organization's regular polling of likely voters for presidential and senatorial…
Descriptors: School Choice, Public Opinion, Educational Policy, State Policy
Eden, Max – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2020
More than half of Idaho's high school seniors are already enrolled in college. Dual enrollment programs, in which high school students enroll in college courses, have gained traction nationally in the past two decades, but Idaho's "Advanced Opportunities" initiative has been particularly successful. When students reach seventh grade,…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, High School Students, Advanced Placement, Tests
Desai, Ashutosh – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2019
Students today face a grim reality: they pay exorbitant tuition costs--often for little gain. In recent decades, policymakers and educational institutions have focused on increasing access and funding for first-generation, low-income, and minority students. But these efforts have failed to close the achievement gap because they do nothing to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Career Readiness, Outcomes of Education, Behavioral Objectives
Urdan, Trace; Cooper, Preston – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2019
Fewer than half of working-age adults hold a credential beyond a high school diploma. As the economy increasingly moves from an industrial base to a knowledge base, this population will need access to high-quality degree programs in relevant fields. Fortunately, online learning has made this achievable. The challenge of serving this population…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Public Colleges, Online Courses, Barriers
Salerno, Carlo – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2019
Investing in postsecondary education ought to be as clear and transparent as any other purchase, including clear pricing up-front that allows consumers to make well-founded school, degree, and borrowing choices that fit their personal circumstances, talents, and ambitions. Yet that is not how college financing works today. Instead, students and…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Consumer Economics, Paying for College, Educational Finance
Porter-Magee, Kathleen – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2019
Much of the public discussion of Catholic schools has focused on their students' performance but ignores the values that have always supported them. Thirty-five years ago, the experiences and successes of Catholic schools in low-income American communities began to inform a significant part of what came to be called the school reform movement. The…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Catholic Educators, Moral Values, Educational Change
Arnold, Nathan; Morales, Jessica; Little, Bethany – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2019
Amid rising college tuition, low college-completion rates, and ever-changing employer demands for specialized skills, new forms of postsecondary education are gaining prominence. These "nontraditional" programs (such as coding boot camps) are typically short in duration and designed to prepare students for a particular occupation or…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Educational Policy, Postsecondary Education, Student Financial Aid
Nikalexi, Katerina; Yannelis, Constantine – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2019
U.S. student debt now exceeds $1.6 trillion, and default rates are higher than for any other type of household debt. Yet even as many students struggle to make their monthly payments, few take advantage of a federal program that would make them more affordable. A variety of income-driven repayment (IDR) plans allow borrowers to pay a fixed…
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Loan Repayment, Student Loan Programs, Income
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