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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The percentage of students graduating from high school has risen from 68.3 percent to 83.8 percent, making it the highest rate recorded in North Carolina’s history. The increase in graduation rates is possibly linked to more challenging standards and more graduation requirements. Today, students are required to earn a minimum of 22 course credits, whereas […]
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 shows effectiveness of student-centered learning approaches in closing the opportunity g...
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, […]