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June 06, 2014

Study Sheds Light on Nation's Most Common School Choice Policy

A large-scale analysis of multiple years of Colorado data finds that low-income students are less likely to transfer between school districts and more likely to return to their home districts if they do transfer.

May 15, 2014

Sociologists Shed Light on Suburban School Choice

Suburban parents may select neighborhoods and schools on the basis of low levels of limited information, a new study finds.

April 04, 2014

Researchers Highlight Supply-Side Shortages for Voucher Programs

On the first day of sessions of the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, researchers highlighted the mismatch between the number of students who qualify for vouchers and the space in private schools that accept them.

March 27, 2014

New Research Partnership to Focus on New Orleans Schools

The Education Research Alliance, which is based at Tulane University, will partner with local organizations to study New Orleans's post-Katrina school reforms.

August 24, 2012

What About Everyone Else? Statistical Significance and Sample Size

If one subgroup's performance improved but the whole remained the same, doesn't that mean another group's performance went down?? An explanation of some of the vagaries of the new report on school vouchers and college enrollment from the Brookings Institution and Harvard University.

February 02, 2010

Good News for Realtors: School Choice Boosts Home Values

Researchers offer evidence to suggest that housing values rise in areas close to districts with good schools when states enact inter-district public school choice programs.

July 22, 2009

School Choice: New Studies Say It's All About Location

Studies in the August issue of the American Journal of Education highlight the role that school location plays in where parents buy a home and where schools set up shop.

July 13, 2009

Study Finds Transportation a Barrier to School Choice

Researchers surveying parents in Washington and Denver, Colo., found that transportation difficulties prevent as many as a quarter of families from choosing the schools they prefer .

July 06, 2009

Florida Voucher Findings: Unimpressive So Far

Early findings from a state-ordered study of Florida's private-school voucher program show participants doing no better and no worse than their public-school peers

May 21, 2009

On Second Thought: D.C. Voucher Findings Reanalyzed

A Stanford scholar casts a critical eye on findings from a three-year federal study of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program.

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