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Gleason, Philip M. – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2019
Over the past 30 years, the charter school movement has become a significant factor in U.S. public education. Charter schools were originally designed to be alternative public schools that would allow for greater experimentation and innovation within the public school system. As the number of charter schools has expanded to more than 7,000…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
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Ladd, Helen F. – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2019
Over the past 30 years, the charter school movement has become a significant factor in U.S. public education. Charter schools were originally designed to be alternative public schools that would allow for greater experimentation and innovation within the public school system. As the number of charter schools has expanded to more than 7,000…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
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Ladd, Helen F. – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2019
Over the past 30 years, the charter school movement has become a significant factor in U.S. public education. Charter schools were originally designed to be alternative public schools that would allow for greater experimentation and innovation within the public school system. As the number of charter schools has expanded to more than 7,000…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
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Gleason, Philip M. – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2019
Over the past 30 years, the charter school movement has become a significant factor in U.S. public education. Charter schools were originally designed to be alternative public schools that would allow for greater experimentation and innovation within the public school system. As the number of charter schools has expanded to more than 7,000…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
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Bifulco, Robert; Rubenstein, Ross; Sohn, Hosung – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2019
A growing number of cities and states have been providing large tuition subsidies for residents through initiatives often called "place-based" or "Promise" scholarship programs. We examine the effects of a prominent last-dollar, place-based scholarship program, Say Yes to Education in Buffalo, NY, on college matriculation and…
Descriptors: Scholarships, College Students, College Admission, Academic Persistence
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Bassok, Daphna; Dee, Thomas S.; Latham, Scott – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2019
In an effort to enhance the quality of early childhood education (ECE) at scale, nearly all U.S. states have recently adopted Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS). These accountability systems give providers and parents information about program quality and create both reputational and financial incentives for program improvement.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Accountability, Educational Quality, Incentives
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Eren, Ozkan – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2019
This paper examines the effects of a comprehensive performance pay program implemented in high-need schools using administrative data from Louisiana. Exploiting the within-student variation in the timing of implementation, we find a large and significant effect beginning with the second year of the program on math achievement. Similar but…
Descriptors: Incentives, Merit Pay, Teacher Salaries, Academic Achievement
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Maestas, Nicole; Mullen, Kathleen J.; Rennane, Stephanie – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2019
We use experimental survey methods in a nationally representative survey to test alternative ways of identifying (1) individuals in the population who would be better able to work if they received workplace accommodation for a health condition; (2) the rate at which these individuals receive workplace accommodation; and (3) the rate at which…
Descriptors: Identification, Accessibility (for Disabled), Work Environment, Health Needs
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Orr, Larry L.; Olsen, Robert B.; Bell, Stephen H.; Schmid, Ian; Shivji, Azim; Stuart, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2019
Evidence-based policy at the local level requires predicting the impact of an intervention to inform whether it should be adopted. Increasingly, local policymakers have access to published research evaluating the effectiveness of policy interventions from national research clearinghouses that review and disseminate evidence from program…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Evidence Based Practice, Intervention, Decision Making
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Gruber, Jonathan; Sommers, Benjamin D. – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2019
As we approach the tenth anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act, it is important to reflect on what has been learned about the impacts of this major reform. In this paper, we review the literature on the impacts of the ACA on patients, providers, and the economy. We find strong evidence that the ACA's provisions have increased…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Health Insurance, Budgets, Federal Legislation
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Knight, David S.; Landry, Susan; Zucker, Tricia A.; Merz, Emily C.; Guttentag, Cathy L.; Taylor, Heather B. – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2019
We evaluate the cost-effectiveness of two early childhood interventions that use instructional coaching and parent coaching as levers for improvement. The study design allows us to compare the individual effects of each intervention as well as their combined effect on student outcomes. We find that teachers receiving instructional coaching improve…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Intervention
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Wang, Chunbei – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2019
As the U.S. government has intensified its crackdown on illegal immigration in recent years, an important question to ask is how undocumented immigrants react to the stricter enforcement of immigration laws. This paper seeks to answer whether they increasingly choose self-employment in an effort to avoid apprehension and subsequent deportation. To…
Descriptors: Immigration, Undocumented Immigrants, Mexicans, Public Policy
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Dhuey, Elizabeth; Figlio, David; Karbownik, Krzysztof; Roth, Jeffrey – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2019
We present evidence of a positive relationship between school starting age and children's cognitive development from ages 6 to 18 using a fuzzy regression discontinuity design and large-scale population-level birth and school data from the state of Florida. We estimate effects of being old for grade (being born in September vs. August) that are…
Descriptors: School Entrance Age, Cognitive Development, Correlation, Scores
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Bettinger, Eric P.; Evans, Brent J. – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2019
Pre-college advising programs exist in most disadvantaged high schools throughout the United States. These programs supplement traditional advising by high school guidance counselors and attempt to help underrepresented and disadvantaged students overcome the complexities of the postsecondary admission and financial aid processes. Existing…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Disadvantaged Schools, High School Students, College Attendance
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Thompson, Owen – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2019
Following a series of federal policy changes and court rulings in the late 1980s, over 400 casinos owned by Native American tribes were opened throughout the United States, and expanded tribal gaming has transformed the economic development trajectories of many American Indian tribes. While most existing evaluations of tribal gaming's impacts…
Descriptors: American Indians, Tribes, Court Litigation, Outcomes of Education
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