New studies show having more options can encourage parents to research schools more, but the format of sites can affect what information they take away from those sites.
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November 07, 2017
June 26, 2017
In two separate evaluations of state voucher programs, students entering private schools had a rough academic transition.
May 24, 2017
The ease or difficulty of finding information is one of the factors that can shape how parents choose schools.
May 02, 2017
As part of a fiscal 2017 budget deal, Congress has forbid the use of randomized, controlled trials in new evaluations of the District of Columbia's school voucher program, the only one that is federally funded.
June 06, 2014
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
Suburban parents may select neighborhoods and schools on the basis of low levels of limited information, a new study finds.
April 04, 2014
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
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
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
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.