Category: Reports

CREDO: Charter Management Organizations 2017

This report examines how different school management structures impact the academic growth of charter schoolstudents and identifies measures of effectiveness of scale and business practices across the charter sector in U.S. K-12 public education.

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Promises and Pitfalls of Online Education

Online courses have expanded rapidly and have the potential to extend further the educational opportunities of many students, particularly those least well-served by traditional educational institutions.

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Charter School Funding: Inequity in the City

This is the first study of funding inequities to concentrate on revenue disparities between charters and traditional public schools where charters are most common: metropolitan areas across the country.

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Back to the Staffing Surge

In Back to the Staffing Surge, Dr. Ben Scafidi, professor and director of the Education Economics Center at Kennesaw State University, measures U.S. public school employment growth versus student growth, as well as teacher salary fluctuations and student outcomes for the past 65 years.

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Understanding and Addressing Teacher Shortages in the United States

While anecdotal accounts of substantial teacher shortages are increasingly common, we present evidence that such shortages are not a general phenomenon but rather are highly concentrated by subject (e.g., mathematics, science, and special education) and in schools (e.g., those serving disadvantaged students) where hiring and retaining teachers are chronic problems. We discuss several promising, complementary approaches for addressing teacher shortages.

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Nation’s Report Card: 2016 Arts Assessment

Average scores for eighth–graders were not significantly different between 2008 and 2016, nor were there significant differences in the percentages of students who reported taking music and/or visual arts classes. However, lower percentages of students reported engaging in some music or visual arts activities outside of school between 2008 and 2016.

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