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Welsh, William; Coghlan, Erin; Fuller, Bruce; Dauter, Luke – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE (NJ1), 2012
Aiming to relieve overcrowded schools operating on multiple tracks, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has invested more than $19 billion to build 130 new facilities over the past decade. District leaders asked researchers at Berkeley to estimate the achievement effects of this massive initiative--benefits that may stem from entering…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Academic Achievement, Crowding, Educational Environment
Dauter, Luke; Fuller, Bruce – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE (NJ3), 2011
Everyone knows that student achievement often suffers when children and families move, leaving behind their school and neighborhood, yet, in urban districts like Los Angeles, mobility is now encouraged by the development of mixed-markets of diverse schools, including charter, pilot, and magnet schools in. Over 60 new school facilities were opened…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Magnet Schools, Family Characteristics, Educational Facilities
Newton, Xiaoxia A.; Rivero, Rosario; Fuller, Bruce; Dauter, Luke – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE (NJ3), 2011
In this paper, we investigate the effects of teacher characteristics and school context on the timing of teachers' decisions to exit schools where they teach. The two-level discrete time survival analysis framework allows for simultaneous examinations of who exits, when, and under what conditions. Our results for a large sample of teachers in the…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Persistence, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Attitudes