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A dual review of Better Data, Better Decisions: Informing School Choosers to Improve Education Markets and A Crisis We Can Solve: Connecticut’s Failing Schools and Their Impact

A Guide to Contracting Out School Support Services: Good for the School? Good for the Community?

A Policy Makers Guide to The 65% Solution Proposals

A review of A New Agenda: Research to Build a Better Teacher Preparation Program

A review of Back to the Staffing Surge: The Great Teacher Salary Stagnation and the Decades-Long Employment Growth in American Schools

A review of Charter Management Organizations 2017

A review of Charter School Funding: Inequity in New York City

A review of Charter Schools and the Achievement Gap

A review of Evaluation of the Teacher Incentive Fund: Final Report on Implementation and Impact of Pay-for-Performance Across Four Years

A review of Hidden Money: The Outsized Role of Parent Contributions in School Finance

A review of High Stakes for High Achievers and High Stakes for High Schoolers

A review of Lights Off: Practice and Impact of Closing Low-Performing Schools

A review of New York Charter Schools Outperform Traditional Selective Public Schools: More Evidence that Cream-skimming is Not Driving Charters’ Success

A review of Reimagining Learning: A Big Bet on the Future of American Education

A review of Segregation, Race, and Charter Schools: What Do We Know?

A review of Student-Centered State Funding: A How-to Guide for State Policymakers

A review of the Academic and Behavioral Consequences of Discipline Policy Reform: Evidence from Philadelphia

A review of The Tax-Credit Scholarship Audit: Do Publicly Funded Private School Choice Programs Save Money?

A Review of the Value-Added Analysis Underlying the Effectiveness Rankings of Los Angeles Unified School District Teachers by The Los Angeles Times

A review of two reports on early childhood education (ECE) teacher preparation.

A review of Unlocking Potential: How Political Skill Can Maximize Superintendent Effectiveness

A review of When Degree Programs for Teachers Go Online: Challenges and Opportunities

A review of Why Indiana Parents Choose: A Cross-sector Survey of Parents’ views in a Robust School Choice Environment

A review of: 2018 Teacher Prep Review, National Council on Teacher Quality

A review of: Fiscal and Education Spillovers from Charter School Expansion

A review of: Hard Work and Soft Skills: The Attitudes, Abilities, and Character of Students in Career and Technical Education

A review of: Systems for Success: Thinking Beyond Access to AP

A review of: Time to Change Course: Reclaiming the Potential of Texas Charter Schools

Adding Up the Spending: Fiscal Disparities and Philanthropy among New York City Charter Schools

Alternative Certification of Teachers

An Analysis of Some Unintended and Negative Consequences of High-Stakes Testing

An Analysis of the Use and Validity of Test-Based Teacher Evaluations Reported by the Los Angeles Times: 2011

Assessing the Fiscal Impact of Wisconsin’s Statewide Voucher Program

Assessment High Stakes and Alternative Visions: Appropriate Use of the Right Tools to Leverage Improvement

Charter-School Management Organizations: Diverse Strategies and Diverse Student Impacts

Charting Equality: Using Charter School Legislation and Policy to Advance Equal Educational Opportunity

Community Schools: An Evidence-Based Strategy for Equitable School Improvement

Consolidation of Schools and Districts What the Research Says and What It Means

Creating Teacher Incentives for School Excellence and Equity

Data-driven Improvement and Accountability

Democracy Left Behind: How Recent Education Reforms Undermine Local School Governance and Democratic Education

Democratic School Turnarounds: Pursuing Equity and Learning from Evidence

Determining Funding for Online Schools

Diverse Housing, Diverse Schooling: How Policy Can Stabilize Racial Demographic Change in Cities and Suburbs

Does Class Size Matter?

Educational Innovation and Diversification in School Choice Plans

Ending the Blame Game on Educational Inequity: A Study of High Flying Schools and NCLB

English Language Learners and Parental Involvement

Equal or Fair? A Study of Revenues and Expenditures in American Charter Schools

Evaluating the Impact of Charter Schools on Student Achievement: A Longitudinal Look at the Great Lakes States

Full-Time Virtual and Blended Schools: Enrollment, Student Characteristics, and Performance

Funding Formulas School Choice and Inherent Incentives

Getting Teacher Assessment Right: What Policymakers Can Learn from Research

High Stakes Testing and Student Achievement: Problems for the No Child Left Behind Act

How Legislation and Litigation Shape School Choice

How School Choice Can Create Jobs for South Carolina

Let the Buyer Beware

Linking Learning to the 21st Century: Preparing All Students for College, Career, and Civic Participation

Model Legislative Language for Comprehensive Assessment and Accountability

NCLB's Ultimate Restructuring Alternatives: Do they Improve the Quality of Education?

Negotiating Public and Private: Philosophical Frameworks for School Choice

NSLA Pledges Support for Teach to Lead

Online K-12 Schooling in the U.S.: Uncertain Private Ventures in Need of Public Regulation

Poverty and Potential: Out-of-School Factors and School Success

Preschool Education and Its Lasting Effects: Research and Policy Implications

Private Schooling in the U.S.: Expenditures, Supply, and Policy Implications

Private Schooling in the U.S.: Expenditures, Supply, and Policy Implications

Promoting ELL Parental Involvement: Challenges in Contested Times

Proposed Legislation for Creating Teacher Incentives for School Excellence and Equity

Research-Based Options for Education Policymaking

Research-Based Options for Education Policymaking - Addressing School Environment and Safety for LGBT Students

Research-Based Options for Education Policymaking - Reading Qualitative Educational Policy Research

Research-Based Options for Education Policymaking - School Accountability, Multiple Measures and Inspectorates in a Post-NCLB World

Research-Based Options for Education Policymaking - Twenty-first-Century Skills and Implications for Education

Research-Based Options for Education Policymaking – Do Choice Policies Segregate Schools?

Research-Based Options for Education Policymaking – Does Money Matter?

Research-Based Options for Education Policymaking – Effective School Expenditures

Research-Based Options for Education Policymaking – Five Simple Steps to Reading Policy Research

Research-Based Options for Education Policymaking – Housing Policy

Research-Based Options for Education Policymaking – Regulating Charter Schools

Research-Based Options for Education Policymaking – Reversing the Deprofessionalization of Teaching

Research-Based Options for Education Policymaking – The 'Portfolio' Approach to School District Governance

Research-Based Options for Education Policymaking – The Effectiveness of Class Size Reduction

Research-Based Options for Education Policymaking – The Purpose of Education: Truing the Balance Wheel

Research-Based Options for Education Policymaking — Moving Beyond Tracking

Research-Based Options for Education Policymaking— Common Core State Standards

Research-Based Options for Education Policymaking—Preschool Education

Research-Based Options for Education Policymaking—Public Funding of School Choice

Research-Based Options for Education Policymaking—Teacher Evaluation

Restoring Value To the High School Diploma: The Rhetoric and Practice Of Higher Standards

Review of America's Private Public Schools

Review of 2010 State School Report Card: A state-by-state analysis of learning, efficiency, and standards

Review of 2016 Brown Center Report on American Education — Part II: Tracking and Advanced Placement

Review of A 21st Century School System in the Mile-High City

Review of A Legal Lever for Enhancing Productivity

Review of A Meta-Analysis of the Literature on the Effect of Charter Schools on Student Achievement

Review of A New Frontier: Utilizing Charter Schooling to Strengthen Rural Education

Review of A School Privatization Primer for Michigan School Officials Media and Residents

Review of a series of reports on tuition tax credit vouchers in Indiana/Montana/Georgia/Kentucky

Review of A Win-Win Solution: The Empirical Evidence on How Vouchers Affect Public Schools

Review of A Win-Win Solution: The Empirical Evidence on School Choice

Review of An Analysis of Arizona Individual Income Tax-credit Scholarship Recipient's Family Income, 2009-10

Review of An Evaluation of Floridas Program to End Social Promotion and Getting Ahead by Staying Behind: An Evaluation of Floridas Program to End Social Promotion

Review of An Evaluation of Teachers Trained Through Different Routes to Certification

Review of An Opportunity Culture for All : Making teaching a highly paid, high-impact profession

Review of Answering the Question That Matters Most: Has Student Achievement Increased Since No Child Left Behind?

Review of Are Private Schools Better Academically than Public High Schools? and Monopoly Versus markets: The Empirical Evidence on Private Schools and School Choice

Review of Assessing Proposals for Preschool and Kindergarten: Essential Information for Parents Taxpayers and Policymakers

Review of Assessing the Compensation of Public School Teachers

Review of Behind the Curtain: Assessing the Case for National Standards

Review of Better Evidence, Better Choices, Better Schools: State Supports for Evidence-Based School Improvement

Review of Charter School Autonomy: A Half-Broken Promise

Review of Charter School Funding: Inequity Expands

Review of Charter School Performance in Michigan

Review of Charter Schools in Eight States: Effects on Achievement, Attainment, Integration and Competition

Review of Charter Schools: A Report on Rethinking the Federal Role in Education

Review of Chartering and Choice as an Achievement Gap-Closing Reform: The success of California charter schools in promoting African American Achievement

Review of Charting New Territory: Tapping Charter Schools to Turn Around the Nation’s Dropout Factories

Review of Choice and Education across the States

Review of Class Size: What Research Says and What It Means for State Policy

Review of Closing the Racial Achievement Gap: Learning from Florida's Reforms

Review of Connecticut's Charter School Law and Race to the Top

Review of CREDO National Charter School Study 2013

Review of CREDO’s Urban Charter School Study

Review of Cross-Country Evidence on Teacher Pay for Performance

Review of Differences by Design? Student Composition in Charter Schools with Different Academic Models

Review of District Awards for Teacher Excellence: Final Report

Review of Do Impacts on Test Scores Even Matter?

Review of Do We Already Have Universal Preschool?

Review of Does Sorting Students Improve Scores? An Analysis of Class Composition

Review of Dramatic Action, Dramatic Improvement: the Research on School Turnaround

Review of Education Olympics 2008: The Games in Review

Review of End It Dont Mend It: What to Do with No Child Left Behind

Review of ESEA Reauthorization: How Can We Build upon No Child Left Behind’s Progress for Students with Disabilities in a Reauthorized ESEA

Review of Estimating the effect of leaders on public sector productivity: The case for school principals AND "School Leaders Matter"

Review of Evaluation of Teach for America in Texas Schools

Review of Evaluation of the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program: Impacts After Three Years

Review of Everyone Wins: How Charter Schools Benefit All New York City Public School Students

Review of Expanding Choice in Elementary and Secondary Education: A Report on Rethinking the Federal Role in Education

Review of Failure is Not an Option: How Principals, Teachers, Students, and Parents from Ohio’s High-Achieving, High Poverty Schools Explain Their Success

Review of Federal School Finance Reform: Moving Toward Title I Funding Following the Child

Review of Feeling the Florida Heat? How Low-Performing Schools Respond to Voucher and Accountability Pressure

Review of Fix the City Schools: Moving All Schools to Charter-Like Autonomy

Review of Fixing Classroom Observations: How Common Core Will Change the Way We Look at Teaching

Review of Florida Formula for Student Achievement: Lessons for the Nation (Bush's Michigan Presentation)

Review of For Good Measure? Teacher Evaluation Policy in the ESSA Era

Review of fund the Child: Bringing Equity Autonomy and Portability to Ohio School Finance

Review of Gathering Feedback for Teaching: Combining High Quality Observation with Student Surveys and Achievement Gains

Review of Getting Farther Ahead by Staying Behind: A Second-Year Evaluation of Floridas Policy to End Social Promotion

Review of Giving Kids the Chaff: How to Find and Keep the Teachers We Need

Review of Going Exponential: Growing The Charter School Sector’s Best

Review of Graduation Rates for Choice and Public School Students in Milwaukee 2003-2008

Review of Has Progress Been Made in Raising Achievement for English Language Learners?

Review of High Achieving Students in the ERA of NCLB

Review of How New York City's Charter Schools Affect Achievement

Review of How Sound an Investment? An Analysis of Federal Prekindergarten Proposals

Review of Immersion Not Submersion Vol. III

Review of Increasing Education: What it Will and Will Not Do for Earnings and Earnings Inequality

Review of KIPP Middle Schools: Impacts on Achievement and Other Outcomes

Review of Learning about Learning: What Every New Teacher Needs to Know

Review of Markets vs. Monopolies in Education: A Global Review of the Evidence

Review of Mayoral Governance and Student Achievement: How Mayor-Led Districts are Improving School and Student Performance

Review of Measures of Effective Teaching

Review of Measures of Effective Teaching - Asking Students About Teaching

Review of Measures of Last Resort: Assessing Strategies for State-Initiated Turnarounds

Review of Measuring and Understanding Education Advocacy

Review of Measuring School Turnaround Success

Review of Measuring the Impacts of Teachers I & II

Review of Michigan Higher Education: Fact and Fiction

Review of Middle Class or Middle of the Pack

Review of Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, Milwaukee Evaluation: Final Reports No. 29

Review of Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, Milwaukee Evaluation: Final Reports No. 30

Review of Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, Milwaukee Evaluation: Final Reports No. 32

Review of Multiple Choice: Charter School Performance in 16 States

Review of New York City’s Children First: Lessons in School Reform

Review of New York State Special Education Enrollment Analysis Center on Reinventing Public Education

Review of No Excuses Charter Schools: A Meta-Analysis of the Experimental Evidence

Review of On Her Majesty's School Inspection Service

Review of On the Public-Private School Achievement Debate

Review of Organizing Schools to Improve Student Achievement: Start Times, Grade Configurations, and Teacher Assignments

Review of Our Immense Achievement Gap: Embracing Proven Remedies While Avoiding a Race-Based Recipe for Disaster

Review of Overcoming the Governance Challenge in K-12 Online Learning

Review of Parent Power: Grass-Roots Activism and K-12 Education Reform

Review of Paying the Best Teachers More to Teach More Students

Review of Pluck & Tenacity: How Five Private Schools in Ohio Have Adapted to Vouchers

Review of Portfolios - A Backward Step in School Accountability

Review of Presentations by the Achievement School District and the Recovery School District on the Portfolio Model.

Review of Promising Start: An Empirical Analysis of How EdChoice Vouchers Affect Ohio Public Schools

Review of Proposed 2015 Federal Teacher Preparation Regulations

Review of Public Charter Schools: A Great Value for Ohio's Public Education System

Review of Reform With Results for New Jersey Schools

review of Renewing our Cities: A Case Study on School Choice’s Role in Urban Renewal and CPR Scholarships: Using Private School Choice to Attack Concentrated Poverty, Crime, and Unemployment

Review of Report Card on American Education

Review of Report Card on American Education: Ranking State K-12 Performance, Progress, and Reform (18th edition)

Review of Reports on 10 state public opinion surveys on K-12 school choice

Review of Review of Gateways to the Principalship: State Power to Improve the Quality of School Leaders

Review of School Choice and School Performance in the New York City Public Schools: Will the Past be Prologue?

Review of School Choice by the Numbers: The Fiscal Effect of School Choice Programs 1990-2006

Review of School Closures and Student Achievement: An Analysis of Ohio’s Urban District and Charter Schools

Review of SchoolGrades.org

Review of Seeds of Achievement: AppleTree’s Early Childhood D.C. Charter Schools

Review of Segregation Levels in Cleveland Public Schools and the Cleveland Voucher Program

Review of Separating Fact and Fiction: What You Need to Know about Charter Schools

Review of Shortchanging Disadvantaged Students: An analysis of intra-district spending patterns in Ohio

Review of Should Charter Schools Pay Rent? Implications for Staffing and Growth

Review of Smart, Skilled, and Striving: Transforming and Elevating the Teaching Profession

Review of Spend Smart: Fix Our Broken School Funding System

Review of Spreading Freedom and Saving Money: The Fiscal Impact of the D.C. Voucher Program

Review of Squeezing the Public School Districts: The Fiscal Effects of Eliminating the Louisiana Scholarship Program and The Fiscal Effect of Eliminating the Louisiana Scholarship Program on State Education

Review of State Policy Report Card

Review of State Takeover School Restructuring Private Management and Student Achievement in Philadelphia and School Reform in Philadelphia: A comparison of Student Achievement at Privately-Managed Schools with Student Achievement in other District Schools

Review of Stuck Schools

Review of Teacher Evaluation 2.0

Review of Teacher Layoffs: Rethinking "Last Hired, First Fired" Policies

Review of Teachers in the Digital Age of Digital Instruction: Creating sound policy for digital learning

Review of Ten Years in New Orleans: Public School Resurgence and the Path Ahead

Review of The ABCs of School Choice

Review of The Comprehensive Longitudinal Evaluation of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program: Summary of Fourth Year Reports

Review of The Costs of Online Learning

Review of The Economic Benefits of Closing Education Achievement Gaps

Review of The Economic Benefits of New York City’s Public School Reforms, 2002-2013

Review of the Education Choice and Competition Index: Background and Results 2012

Review of The Effect of Co-locations on Student Achievement in NYC Public Schools

Review of The Effect of Milwaukee's Parental Choice Program on Student Achievement in Milwaukee Public Schools

Review of The Effect of Special Education Vouchers on Public School Achievement: Evidence from Floridas McKay Scholarship Program

Review of The Effects of School Vouchers on College Enrollment: Experimental Evidence from New York City

Review of The Effects of Test-based Retention on Student Outcomes Over Time: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Florida

Review of The Efficiency Index

Review of The Financial Impact of Charter Schools

Review of The Fiscal Impact of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program: 2009 Update

Review of The Hidden Value of Curriculum Reform: Do States and Districts Receive the Most Bang for their Curriculum Buck?

Review of The High Cost of Failing to Improve Public Education in Missouri The High Cost of Failing to Improve Public Education in Indiana The High Cost of Failing to Improve Public Education in Texas The High Cost of South Carolinas Low Graduation Rates The High Cost of Low Graduation Rates in North Carolina.

Review of The High Cost of High School Dropouts in Ohio

Review of The Impact of a Universal Class-Size Reduction Policy: Evidence from Florida's Statewide Mandate

Review of The Impact of Milwaukee Charter Schools on Student Achievement

Review of The Integration Anomaly: Comparing the Effects of K-12 Education Delivery Models on Segregation in Schools

Review of The Long-Term Impact of Teachers: Teacher Value-Added and Student Outcomes in Adulthood

Review of The Louisiana Recovery School District: Lessons for the Buckeye State

Review of The Misplaced math Student: Lost in Eighth-Grade Algebra

Review of The MPCP Longitudinal Educational Growth Study Second Year Report

Review of The Participant Effects of Private School Vouchers across the Globe: A Meta-Analytic and Systematic Review

Review of The Policy Framework for Online Charter Schools

Review of The Productivity of Public Charter Schools

Review of The School Choice Voucher: A "Get Out of Jail" Card?

Review of The School Staffing Surge: Decades of Employment Growth in America's Public Schools

Review of The School Staffing Surge: Decades of Employment Growth in America’s Public Schools, Part II

Review of The Shaping of the American Mind: The Diverging Influences of the College Degree and Civic Learning on American Beliefs

Review of The State Education Agency: At the Helm, Not the Oar

Review of The State of State Standards 2006

Review of The Status of High School Education in Wisconsin

Review of The Turnaround Challenge: Why Americas Best Opportunity to Dramatically Improve Student Achievement Lies in Our Worst-Performing Schools

Review of The Way of the Future: Education Savings Accounts for Every American Family

Review of The Widget Effect: Our National Failure to Acknowledge and Act on Teacher Differences

Review of They Spend WHAT? The Real Cost of Public Schools

Review of Transfer Incentives for High-Performing Teachers: Final Results from a Multisite Randomized Experiment

Review of Trends in Charter School Authorizing

Review of Two Culminating Reports From The MET Project

Review of two high-profile teacher preparation reports

Review of Two Reports on Teacher Pensions

Review of U.S. Math Performance in Global Perspective: How Well Does Each State Do at Producing High-Achieving Students

Review of Understanding a Vicious Cycle: Do Out-of-School Suspensions Impact Student Test Scores?

Review of Updating Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century

Review of Virtual Schooling and Student Learning: Evidence from the Florida Virtual School

Review of Weighted Student Formula Yearbook 2009

Review of Weighted Student Funding for California

Review of Were all those standardized tests for nothing? The lessons of No Child Left Behind

Review of What's Trust Got to Do With It? A Communications and Engagement Guide for School Leaders Tackling the Problem of Persistently Failing Schools

Review of When Private Schools Take Public Dollars: What's the Place of Accountability in School Voucher Programs?

Review of Whole Language high Jinks: How to tell when scientifically-based reading instruction isnt

Review of Within Our Grasp: Achieving Higher Admission Standards in Teacher Prep

Review of Yearning to Break Free: Ohio Superintendents Speak Out

Review of: How Much Are Public School Teachers Paid?

Review of: Playing to Type? Mapping the Charter School Landscape

Safe at School: Addressing the School Environment and LGBT Safety through Policy and Legislation

School Choice and Accountability

School Choice and Segregation by Race Class and Achievement

School Choice: Evidence and Recommendations (10 Brief Series)

School Choice: Evidence and Recommendations (Introduction)

School Closure as a Strategy to Remedy Low Performance

Schools without Diversity: Education Management Organizations, Charter Schools, and the Demographic Stratification of the American School System

Separate But Superior? A Review Of Issues And Data Bearing On Single-Sex Education

Spending by the Major Charter Management Organizations: Comparing Charter School and Local Public District Financial Resources in New York, Ohio, and Texas.

Strengthening the Link between Effective School Expenditures and State Funding Mechanisms

Student Mobility: Causes, Consequences, Solutions

Supplemental Education Services under NCLB: Emerging Evidence and Policy Issues

Teach For America: A Return to the Evidence

Teach for America: A Review of the Evidence

Teacher Attrition in Charter Schools

Teacher Qualifications and Work Environments Across School Types

The "Common Core" Standards Initiative: An Effective Reform Tool?

The Accuracy and Effectiveness of Adequate Yearly Progress NCLBs School Evaluation System

The Competitive Effect of School Choice Policies on Performance in Traditional Public Schools

The Impact of Advocacy Funding on the School Choice Debate

The Impact of School Choice Reforms on Student Achievement

The Impact of the Adequate Yearly Progress Requirement of the Federal No Child Left Behind Act on Schools in the Great Lakes Region

The Inevitable Corruption of Indicators and Educators Through High-Stakes Testing

The Promises and Pitfalls of Alternative Teacher Compensation Approaches

The Realities of K-12 Virtual Education

The Research that Reaches the Public: Who Produces the Educational Research Mentioned in the News Media

The six research summaries supporting the "Blueprint for Reform"

The State of Education Savings Account Programs in the United States

Two New Think Tank Reviews Published ... Elsewhere

Urban School Decentralization and the Growth of "Portfolio Districts"

Virtual Schools in the U.S. 2013: Politics, Performance, Policy, and Research Evidence

Virtual Schools in the U.S. 2014: Politics, Performance, Policy, and Research Evidence

Virtual Schools Report 2016: Directory and Performance Review

What Do We Know About the Outcomes of KIPP Schools?

What Does It Take to Scale Up Innovations? An Examination of Teach For America, Harlem Children’s Zone, and the Knowledge is Power Program

Who Chooses Schools and Why? The Characteristics and Motivations of Families who Actively Choose Schools

Why School Report Cards Merit a Failing Grade