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Education Choice and Competition Index Backround and Results 2013, Executive Summary - To understand the impact of school choice, the Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings annually releases an Education Choice and Competition Index of more than 100 school districts based on 13 categories of policy and practice deemed important to choice by the Brown Center Choice and Competition Task Force. The 2013 index reveals substantial stability. New Orleans Recovery District and New York City stayed in place at 1 and 2, earning grades of A and A- respectively, but Denver moved from 24 to 5, earning it a B. (Grover (Russ) Whitehurst and Sarah Whitfield, Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings, January 2014)...

What Works Clearinghouse: School Choice - This What Works Clearinghouse review examines whether student outcomes are affected by policies related to the market for education, including vouchers and charter schools. (What Works Clearinghouse, Institute of Education Sciences, 2013)...

New York City's Small Schools of Choice - The Promising Practices Network calls New York City's 123 Small Schools of Choice (SSC) "promising" because their students are 10% more likely to graduate from high school on time. Originally created to replace underperforming public schools, the SSCs have about 100 students in each grade 9-12. Students are admitted on the basis of choice and seat availability. (Promising Practices Network, April 2013)...

Type of School Attended by Student and Household Characteristics: 1996 and 2007 - Table 239 of the U.S. Census Bureau's Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2012. (U.S. Census Bureau, September 2011)...

Reforming Districts Through Choice, Autonomy, Equity, and Accountability: An Overview of the Voluntary Public School Choice Directors Meeting - This paper summarizes the two days of conversation that took place at the Voluntary Public School Choice Directors Meeting, and lessons participants took away from the discussions. Essays by some of the panelists examine issue areas in detail. The conference focused on the most pressing issues faced by localities committed to public school choice. (Center on Reinventing Public Education, May 2011)...

Shifting Risk to Create Opportunity: A Role for Performance Guarantees in Education - The authors suggest that while many school districts are hesitant to hand over schools and school functions to outsiders, the Obama administration's goal of reforming 5,000 of the nation's lowest-performing schools in the next five years would benefit from the services of independent educational entrepreneurs. Performance guarantees, they argue, would establish a standard of performance and provide financial compensation for failed promises and, most importantly, make someone other than the state or district at least partially responsible for outcomes. (Bryan Hassel and Daniela Doyle, American Enterprise Institute, July 2010)...

How Does Information Influence Parental Choice? The SmartChoices Project in Hartford, Connecticut - This parent-friendly web-based search tool empowers urban and suburban parents in navigating their public school choice options in the Greater Hartford area. The SmartChoices site is available in both English and Spanish and covers over 200 public schools and programs in the city of Hartford and 17 suburban towns. (Jack Dougherty and Diane Zannoni, Cities, Suburbs and Schools Project at Trinity College, April 2010)...


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