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Domanico, Ray – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2019
Charter schools have become a significant part of the education sector in New York City since enabling legislation was passed in 1999. They now educate 123,000 students, or 10% of all public school students in the city, in 236 schools. The state law that allows the creation and funding of charter schools limits the number of charters that can be…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Urban Schools, School Effectiveness, Public Schools
Akers, Beth; Dancy, Kim; Delisle, Jason – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2019
In 2015, Lumina Foundation introduced the Rule of Ten, a new method for assessing college affordability for students in the U.S. The rule rests on the assumption that an "affordable" cost for college should not exceed the total of: (1) what a student and his family can save by putting away 10% of their income for the 10 years before…
Descriptors: Student Costs, Paying for College, Debt (Financial), Student Loan Programs
Eden, Max – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2019
In December 2018, the Trump administration rescinded the Department of Education's 2014 "Dear Colleague Letter" (DCL), thus returning to local school districts and boards their traditional authority to set discipline policy. Although it was frequently described as "nonbinding guidance," the DCL was anything but. Instead, the…
Descriptors: School Safety, Educational Environment, School Policy, Discipline Policy
Fellows, Marcus A. – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2018
This report evaluates the current state of research on New York City charter schools. Overall, their effect on student performance is unambiguously positive.The research however, is more dated and limited in scope than proponents and critics of charters appreciate. While the research on charter schools across the U.S. is growing, this paper…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Program Effectiveness, Urban Schools, School Effectiveness
Sahm, Charles – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2018
Charter schools have become an important part of the public education landscape in New York City. In the 2017-18 school year, there were 227 charters educating 114,000 students, about 10% of the city's schoolchildren. The strong academic achievement of students in these schools, as well as parental demand, points to the need for more charter…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational History, School Buildings, Government Role
Cass, Oren – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2018
America's education system, from kindergarten through the state university, is designed to produce college graduates. Those who stop short of at least a community-college diploma are widely regarded as failures, or at least victims of a failed system. Yet most Americans fall into this category, and current trends offer little hope for improvement.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, College Attendance, Dropouts
Eden, Max – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2018
In January 2014, the Obama administration issued a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) on school discipline. The DCL claimed that: (1) school districts rely excessively on suspensions; (2) black students are suspended at disproportionately high rates primarily because of educators' racial bias; (3) suspensions cause substantial long-term harm to students;…
Descriptors: Discipline Policy, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, African American Students
Winters, Marcus A. – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2018
Charter schools in the U.S. experience higher rates of student and teacher turnover than traditional public schools (TPS). Less is known, however, about principal turnover, despite the important role that a principal plays in a school's success. This paper evaluates principal turnover in New York City's charters and TPS during 2008-18. It finds…
Descriptors: Principals, Labor Turnover, Charter Schools, Public Schools
Domanico, Raymond – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2018
New York City is the nation's largest school system. Once again racial integration of schools in New York has become a hot button issue. It appears that much work needs to be done before enacted changes to middle school admissions policies in two city districts can refer to the present time period as the dawn of a new age of racial justice. Mayor…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Achievement Gap, Middle Schools, Racial Integration
Winters, Marcus A. – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2017
Critics of charter schools in New York City, America's largest school district, often allege that charters score better on standardized tests, on average, than traditional public schools because charters "cream-skim" (i.e., attract) the brightest, most motivated, students. Yet this accusation neglects the fact that not all traditional…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Public Schools, School Effectiveness, Success
Armlovich, Alex – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2017
New York mayor Bill de Blasio entered office in January 2014, promising to "take dead aim at the Tale of Two Cities … [and] put an end to economic and social inequalities that threaten to unravel the city we love." The Manhattan Institute's "Poverty and Progress in New York" series tracks the effects of Mayor de Blasio's…
Descriptors: Poverty, Social Bias, Socioeconomic Status, Social Justice
Winters, Marcus A. – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2017
In November 2014, the New York City Department of Education classified 94 low-performing schools as "renewal schools." New York's Renewal School Program (RSP), announced Mayor Bill de Blasio at the program's launch, represented a big change to the city's education policy: whereas former mayor Michael Bloomberg favored closing failing…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Urban Schools, Educational Change, Program Effectiveness
Eden, Max – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2017
Most analysis of, and debate about, public charter schools focuses on student performance on standardized reading and math tests. These are important indicators of school quality; but school safety is also a crucial consideration. Unfortunately, whereas standardized test score data are universally available, reliable data on school safety are…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Safety, Educational Environment, Elementary Schools
Eden, Max – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2016
Student debt is a convenient target in a presidential election year, but it obscures the true crisis: high dropout rates from low-quality postsecondary institutions and the unmanageable debt borne by students of those institutions. And despite rising student debt, monthly loan payments as a share of income have remained steady, added earnings…
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Student Financial Aid, Loan Repayment, Dropout Rate
Cooper, Preston – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2016
Since 2000, in-state tuition at U.S. public four-year universities has risen 50 percent in real terms, while total outstanding student loans have doubled in the past ten years, to surpass $1.3 trillion. These figures have prompted calls for greater federal funding and even a guarantee of "free" college. Key findings include: (1) Only 52…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Academic Failure, Outcomes of Education, Underemployment
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