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McGee, Josh B.; Wolf, Patrick J.; Maloney, Larry D. – School Choice Demonstration Project, 2022
This report looks at Rochester, New York, where, in the 2019-2020 school year, 11 public charter schools enrolled slightly more than 18 percent of public school students. Given that Rochester's charter schools educate a large proportion of that city's students, it is important to understand exactly how those schools are performing and whether…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Educational Equity (Finance)
Wolf, Patrick J.; Greene, Jay P.; Ladner, Matthew; Paul, James D. – School Choice Demonstration Project, 2021
Since the start of the new millennium, many states have launched or expanded private school choice options, permitted and expanded independently operated public charter schools, eased restrictions on homeschooling, and enacted policies that allow and encourage various forms of public school choice. One thing that is not on the rise, unfortunately,…
Descriptors: School Choice, National Competency Tests, Academic Achievement, Private Schools
DeAngelis, Corey A.; Wolf, Patrick J.; Syftestad, Cassidy; Maloney, Larry D.; May, Jay F. – School Choice Demonstration Project, 2021
Charter schools are publicly funded schools freed from some of the regulations placed on traditional public schools (TPS). In exchange for that greater level of autonomy, public charter schools are required to meet performance goals contained in their authorizing charter or face the prospect of closure. Most public charter schools may enroll…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Urban Schools, Productivity, Cost Effectiveness
Hall, Simone; Lancet, Stephanie; Tucker, Wendy – School Choice Demonstration Project, 2021
This document provides the appendix to the report, "Charter School Funding: Support for Students with Disabilities" (see ED615383). "Charter School Funding" studies the funding surrounding the education of students with disabilities in public charter schools using data from fiscal year 2018 in 18 cities where charters hold a…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Students with Disabilities, Special Education, Financial Support
Dills, Angela K.; Wolf, Patrick J.; DeAngelis, Corey A.; May, Jay F.; Maloney, Larry D.; Syftestad, Cassidy – School Choice Demonstration Project, 2021
Three decades after the first charter school law passed in the United States, myths about these public schools not only persist but continue to fuel strong claims and divisive debates. Commentators point to education management organizations (EMOs), for-profit organizations which manage or operate a network of charter schools, as examples of…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Finance, Misconceptions, School Administration
Syftestad, Cassidy; Wolf, Patrick J.; Tucker, Wendy; Morando Rhim, Lauren – School Choice Demonstration Project, 2021
The subject of public charter schools and students with disabilities is both important and sensitive. These students have the potential to benefit greatly from the smaller size and specialized focus of many public charter schools, but questions persist regarding whether all or even most charters are as receptive to enrolling students with…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Finance, Students with Disabilities, School Size
DeAngelis, Corey A.; Wolf, Patrick J.; Maloney, Larry D.; May, Jay F. – School Choice Demonstration Project, 2020
Public charter schools increasingly are part of both the national conversation about education policy and the local urban scene in America. Previous studies of public charter schools have examined their achievement effects focused on both the state and metropolitan levels, and funding disparities focused on the state levels. This report is the…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Public Schools
Wolf, Patrick J.; Mills, Jonathan N.; Sude, Yujie; Erickson, Heidi H.; Lee, Matthew L. – School Choice Demonstration Project, 2019
School choice has long been a subject of robust debate. Private school vouchers--programs providing public funds for students to attend K-12 private schools--tend to be the most contentious form of school choice. Over the past three years, the research team has released a series of reports examining how the Louisiana Scholarship Program (LSP) has…
Descriptors: School Choice, Scholarships, Educational Vouchers, Private Schools
DeAngelis, Corey A.; Wolf, Patrick J.; Maloney, Larry D.; May, Jay F. – School Choice Demonstration Project, 2019
In 2015-16, the United States spent over $660 billion on its public education system in hopes of providing children with greater opportunities to excel academically and to improve their life trajectories. While public education dollars have risen at a relatively fast pace historically, future challenges, including underfunded pension liabilities,…
Descriptors: Productivity, Public Schools, Charter Schools, Cost Effectiveness
DeAngelis, Corey A.; Wolf, Patrick J.; Maloney, Larry D.; May, Jay F. – School Choice Demonstration Project, 2018
In 2013-14, the United States spent over $630 billion on its public education system in hopes of providing children with greater opportunities to excel academically and improve their life trajectories. While public education dollars have risen at a relatively fast pace historically, education policymakers and practitioners should be seeking to…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Urban Schools, Productivity, Cost Effectiveness
DeAngelis, Corey A.; Wolf, Patrick J.; Maloney, Larry D.; May, Jay F. – School Choice Demonstration Project, 2018
Public charter schools increasingly are part of both the national conversation about education policy and the local urban scene in America. Previous studies of public charter schools have examined their achievement effects focused on both the state and metropolitan levels, and funding disparities focused on the state levels. This report is an…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Charter Schools, Urban Schools, Educational Equity (Finance)
Mills, Jonathan N.; Wolf, Patrick J. – School Choice Demonstration Project, 2017
The debate over school vouchers continues as more states offer government dollars to fund private schooling for students as a method of improving choice and quality in K-12 education. Previous research in the charter school sector has found that special education enrollment discrepancies between charters and traditional public schools is likely…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, Academic Achievement, Private Schools, Program Effectiveness
Wolf, Patrick J.; Maloney, Larry D.; May, Jay F.; DeAngelis, Corey A. – School Choice Demonstration Project, 2017
Public charter schools increasingly are part of both the national conversation about education policy and the local urban scene in America. Previous studies of public charter schools have examined their achievement effects focused on both the state and metropolitan levels, and funding disparities focused on the state levels. This is the first…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Financial Support, Educational Finance, Educational Equity (Finance)
Tuchman, Sivan; Wolf, Patrick J. – School Choice Demonstration Project, 2017
The debate over school vouchers continues as more states offer government dollars to fund private schooling for students as a method of improving choice and quality in K-12 education. Previous research in the charter school sector has found that special education enrollment discrepancies between charters and traditional public schools is likely…
Descriptors: Scholarships, Special Education, Educational Vouchers, Private School Aid
Maloney, Larry D.; Wolf, Patrick J. – School Choice Demonstration Project, 2017
New York City was home to 1,575 district and 183 charter schools in Fiscal Year 2014 (FY2014). Seven percent of all public school students in New York City attended charter schools that year. Researchers systematically reviewed funding and spending documents involving the city's district-run and independent charter schools for FY2014. Research…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Educational Equity (Finance)
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