Helen F. Ladd, Charles T. Clotfelter, John B. Holbein – Duke University A defining characteristic of charter schools is that they introduce a strong market element into public education. In this paper, we examine the evolution of the charter school sector in North Carolina between 1999 and 2012 through the lens of a market model. […]
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A poll by the First Five Years Fund finds that 71 percent of voters are in favor of greater federal investments in early childhood education. “An overwhelming majority of Americans from diverse political and demographic backgrounds support federal action on early childhood education,” said First Five Years Fund Executive Director Kris Perry. “They understand its […]
New research from the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) reveals how four schools in Northern California are succeeding in breaking the achievement gap for students of color and low-income students. SCOPE released their research: a cross-case analysis, a technical report, a research and policy brief and an interactive online tool for educators, […]
Since the implementation of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) there has been more testing and greater consequences for poor results. Despite these efforts to close the achievement gap, Linda Darling-Hammond notes that “U.S. performance on the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) declined in every subject area between 2000 and 2012—the years in which these […]
The data for the 2012 high school class find that the number of students earning a diploma has exceeded 80%. Furthermore, U.S. graduation rates have risen by 7 percentage points and Latinos and African-Americans have made higher rates of improvement. Despite this improvement, three-quarters of a million students failed to graduate from high school in […]