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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
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, 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)
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)
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
Mills, Jonathan N.; Wolf, Patrick J. – School Choice Demonstration Project, 2016
The Louisiana Scholarship Program (LSP) is a statewide initiative offering publicly-funded vouchers to enroll in local private schools to students in low-performing schools with family income no greater than 250 percent of the poverty line. Initially established in 2008 as a pilot program in New Orleans, the LSP was expanded statewide in 2012.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Vouchers, Randomized Controlled Trials, Scholarships
Mills, Jonathan N.; Cheng, Albert; Hitt, Collin E.; Wolf, Patrick J.; Greene, Jay P. – School Choice Demonstration Project, 2016
This report examines the short-term effects of the Louisiana Scholarship Program (LSP) on students' non-cognitive skills and civic values. While a growing number of studies have evaluated K-12 school voucher programs along academic dimensions, few have focused on the development of non-cognitive skills and civic values. This study aims to address…
Descriptors: Scholarships, Locus of Control, Political Attitudes, School Choice
Egalite, Anna J.; Mills, Jonathan N.; Wolf, Patrick J. – School Choice Demonstration Project, 2016
The question of how school choice programs affect the racial stratification of schools is highly salient in the field of education policy. We use a student-level panel data set to analyze the impacts of the Louisiana Scholarship Program (LSP) on racial segregation in public and private schools. This targeted school voucher program provides funding…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, Scholarships, School Choice, Educational Vouchers
Egalite, Anna J. – School Choice Demonstration Project, 2016
Given the significant growth rate and geographic expansion of private school choice programs over the past two decades, it is important to examine how traditional public schools respond to the sudden injection of competition for students and resources. This article uses: (1) a school fixed effects approach; and (2) a regression discontinuity…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Public Schools, School Choice, Educational Vouchers
Batdorff, Meagan; Cheng, Albert; Maloney, Larry; May, Jay F.; Wolf, Patrick J. – School Choice Demonstration Project, 2015
Public education funding relies on revenues from a variety of sources, from local taxpayers to federal programs targeting students with specific needs. The vast sum of funding collected--in excess of $600 billion annually--often masks which entities fund the education of our nation's youth. Questions of funding adequacy and equity across school…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Public Schools, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education
Batdorff, Meagan; Maloney, Larry; May, Jay F.; Speakman, Sheree T.; Wolf, Patrick J.; Cheng, Albert – School Choice Demonstration Project, 2014
This revenue study is based on Fiscal Year 2010-11 (FY11) data for each of 30 selected states plus the District of Columbia (D.C.). Traditional school districts and public charter schools were analyzed and aggregated "statewide." For each state, one to three "focus areas" were selected based on larger concentrations of charter…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Statistical Data, School Statistics, Funding Formulas
Wolf, Patrick J.; Maloney, Larry; Cheng, Albert; May, Jay F.; Batdorff, Meagan; Speakman, Sheree T. – School Choice Demonstration Project, 2014
This is the first national study of the productivity of public charter schools relative to district schools. This report is a follow up to the charter school revenue study, "Charter School Funding: Inequity Expands" (see ED581409) in April 2014 by the School Choice Demonstration Project at the University of Arkansas. While the revenue…
Descriptors: Productivity, Public Schools, Charter Schools, Achievement Gains
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