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  • National Center on School Choice | Resources | Links
    for Parents INFORMATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS The National Center on School Choice does not promote or oppose school choice Rather its mission is to conduct and disseminate objective and rigorous research We provide links to the following organizations which do take positions on school choice because they have information that may be useful to researchers Education and the Public Interest Center Education Policy Research Unit University of Colorado at Boulder and Arizona

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/schoolchoice/resources.links.html (2016-02-16)
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  • National Center on School Choice | Resources | PPI
    for professional educators and administrators during the summer Designed with the same expectations for rigor and depth as Peabody College degree programs the institutes rest on the philosophy that good practice is best derived from and informed by a strong theoretical base The NCSC is funded by a 5 year 13 3 million grant from the U S Department of Education s Institute of Education Sciences Its lead institution is

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  • National Center on School Choice | Resources | Types of School Choice
    doesn t who has access to choice and who doesn t and what policymakers educators and parents are doing about it Research sheds light on these areas leading us to better policy and practice The National Center on School Choice NCSC currently has eighteen projects on the study of school choice Types of School Choice Charter Schools Magnet Schools Voucher Programs No Child Left Behind Private Schools Intra district Inter

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  • National Center on School Choice | News | In The News
    percent of in math and 66 percent in English Students in charter high schools also fared well scoring higher on average on New York s Regents exams The study is particularly noteworthy because it uses true random assignment a rarity in education research by taking advantage of New York s lottery system which randomly selects applicants for limited charter school seats Hoxby s study compares the performance of students who won the lottery and ended up in charter schools with peers who applied but were lotteried out The study found that the lottery winners and losers were similar demographically though they were more likely to be black and poor than students in traditional New York City public schools The report analyzes scores of 93 percent of the students in New York City charter schools who were enrolled in grades 3 12 the grades for which state tests are given between the 2000 01 and 2007 08 school years The remaining 7 percent of students were in schools that opened in 2006 07 or later or that declined to participate in the study Dr Hoxby is the Scott and Donya Bommer Professor in Economics at Stanford University and director of the Economics of Education Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research has studied charter schools in New York City for several years and issued a previous report in 2007 Although the study did not ascertain causes of the performance differences for charter school students it did note that some school characteristics were associated with higher achievement a long school year a greater number of minutes devoted to English during each school day a small rewards small penalties disciplinary policy teacher pay based somewhat on performance or duties as opposed to a traditional pay scale based strictly on seniority and credentials a mission statement that emphasizes academic performance as opposed to other goals To read the full report click here and click here to read Education Week s story which quotes Ellen Goldring the NCSC s Principal Investigator of Record September 2 2009 Results of a national public opinion poll released by NCSC partners Paul Peterson of Harvard and William G Howell of the University of Chicago report attitudes about charter schools vouchers and other education issues An interesting finding of the poll was that support for certain issues including charter schools and vouchers appeared to be influenced by President Obama s stands on the issues Some respondents were told the president s position on an issue before they gave their own while others were just asked their opinion with no additional information When asked about charter schools for example 39 percent of respondents who did not know the president s position expressed some level of support while 50 percent expressed support after hearing that the president views them positively Read the press release about the poll by Education Next and the Program on Education Policy and Governance PEPG at Harvard here and read the Education Week story about it here

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  • National Center on School Choice | News | Newsletters
    Volume 5 Issue 1 Fall 2010 Choice Center Focus Volume 4 Issue 1 Fall 2009 Choice Center Focus Volume 3 Issue 2 Spring 2009 Choice Center Focus Volume 3 Issue 1 Fall 2008 Choice Center Focus Volume 2 Issue 1 Spring 2007 Choice Center Focus Volume 1 Issue 1 Fall 2006 The NCSC is funded by a 5 year 13 3 million grant from the U S Department of Education

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  • National Center on School Choice | News | Podcasts
    the Podcast or Read the Transcript March 30 2007 School Integration and School Choice Professor Claire Smrekar of Vanderbilt University discusses the role of social science research in a Supreme Court case over school integration and school choice Listen to the Podcast or Read the Transcript November 8 2006 Public Private School Achievement Gap Professor Paul Peterson of Harvard University discusses a new research study of student achievement in public and private schools This working paper addresses methodological problems and substantive issues in a recent study conducted for the National Center for Education Statistics Listen to the Podcast and Read the Working Paper October 3 2006 Student Movement in the Context of Federal Transfer Policies Research Assistant Bettie Teasley of Vanderbilt University discusses a new research study of student movement in the context of the No Child Left Behind Act Listen to the Podcast and Read the Working Paper September 10 2006 Previewing the National Conference on Charter School Research Director Mark Berends of Vanderbilt University discusses the National Conference on Charter School Research at Vanderbilt University from September 28 29 Listen to the Podcast and Read More June 15 2006 Shaping the Next Generation of Charter School Leaders Assistant

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  • National Center on School Choice 2009 Conference
    Professor of Economics at Duke University Kristie J R Phillips Assistant Professor of Sociology at Brigham Young University Online Discussion Details No special equipment other than Internet access is needed to participate in this text based chat Those who intend to participate in the chat may send in questions now by e mailing the moderator of the chat Marisa Cannata the Associate Director of the National Center on School Choice

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/schoolchoice/conference/index.html (2016-02-16)
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  • National Center on School Choice | Research | Publications | Books | Handbook of Research on School Choice
    Brian Kisida Babette Gutmann Michael Puma Lou Rizzo and Nada Eissa Charter School Effects in Indianapolis An Analysis of Student Achievement Gains Anna Nicotera Maria Mendiburo and Mark Berends Eighth Graders and Compliance Social Capital and School Sector Impacts on the Noncognitive Skills of Early Adolescents Paul E Peterson and Martina G Viarengo Does Intradistrict Transfer Make the Grade A Case Study of the Effects of School Choice on Achievement Kristie J R Phillips Charles S Hausman and Elisabeth S Larsen PART III Parent Choice Do Parents Do As They Say Choosing Indianapolis Charter Schools Marc L Stein Ellen Goldring and Xiu Cravens Barriers to Access High School Choice Processes and Outcomes in Chicago E David Stevens Marisa de la Torre and David Johnson Communication Breakdown Information Immigrant Families About High School Choice in New York City Carolyn Sattin Bajaj PART IV Competition and Segregation Effects of Choice How Do Principals Respond to Charter School Competition Understanding the Mechanisms of the Competitive Effects of Choice Marisa Cannata Shaking Up Public Schools with Competition Are They Changing the Way They Spend Money David Arsen and Yongmei Ni True of False America s Charter Schools Skim the Cream from the Top Ron Zimmer Brian Gill Kevin Booker Stephane Lavertu and John Witte Does Parental Choice Foster Segregated Schools Insights from the Netherlands Helen F Ladd Edward B Fiske and Nienke Ruijs Notes About the Editors About the Contributors Index Appendices to some chapters can be viewed online Chapter 4 Eighth Graders and Compliance Social Capital and School Sector Impacts on the Noncognitive Skills of Early Adolescents Chapter 5 Does Intradistrict Transfer Make the Grade A Case Study of the Effects of School Choice on Achievement Chapter 7 Barriers to Access High School Choice Processes and Outcomes in Chicago Chapter 9 How Do

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