Picture Post Week: Follow up on who’s running America’s charter schools

December 7, 2015

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This post is a follow up on my previous post where I discussed which charter school operators are actually leading the nation in charter school enrollments. Here are a some slides breaking out the charter school enrollments by operator/manager for a handful of states.  These slides are made possible by my meticulous graduate student Mark […]

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From NJ Ed Policy Forum: On Average, Are Children in Newark Doing Better?

November 16, 2015

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Bruce D. Baker & Mark Weber, Rutgers University, Graduate School of Education November 16, 2015 Baker.Weber.NewarkBetterOff.NJEPF.11_15_15 In this research note, we estimate a series of models using publicly available school level data to address the following question: Q: Did students in Newark (combined district and charter) make gains on statewide averages (non-Newark) on state assessments, […]

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Pondering Chartering: False Markets & Liberty as Substitute for Equity?

November 10, 2015

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Today’s musing: It is important to acknowledge that charter school market shares are not, in recent years, expanding exclusively or even primarily because of market demand and personal/family preferences for charter schools. Traditional district public schools are being closed, neighborhoods left without options other than charters, district schools are being reconstituted and handed over to […]

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Pondering Chartering: Balancing Portfolios

October 30, 2015

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The blogging has been quiet for a while. This is partly because I feel like most issues that arise have already been dealt with somewhere on this blog. Also because I’ve been involved in several, simultaneous, long-term projects. These projects intersect with many topics I’ve addressed previously on this blog. At times, this blog serves […]

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Pondering Chartering: Importance of Public/Private Distinctions

October 30, 2015

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The blogging has been quiet for a while. This is partly because I feel like most issues that arise have already been dealt with somewhere on this blog. Also because I’ve been involved in several, simultaneous, long-term projects. These projects intersect with many topics I’ve addressed previously on this blog. At times, this blog serves […]

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At the Intersection of Money & Reform Part II: Charter Schools

October 30, 2015

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The blogging has been quiet for a while. This is partly because I feel like most issues that arise have already been dealt with somewhere on this blog. Also because I’ve been involved in several, simultaneous, long-term projects. These projects intersect with many topics I’ve addressed previously on this blog. At times, this blog serves […]

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At the Intersection of Money & Reform Part I: Teacher Compensation

October 30, 2015

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The blogging has been quiet for a while. This is partly because I feel like most issues that arise have already been dealt with somewhere on this blog. Also because I’ve been involved in several, simultaneous, long-term projects. These projects intersect with many topics I’ve addressed previously on this blog. At times, this blog serves […]

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