School Choice

Information Resources | Research & Reports

Information Resources

Charter Schools | Home Education | Other

Charter School & Cyber Charter Schools

Pennsylvania Department of Education

U.S. Department of Education

Education Commission of the States

National Conference of State Legislatures

School District of Philadelphia

National Charter Schools Institute

Association of Charter School Authorizers

The Center for Education Reform


Home Education

Pennsylvania Department of Education

Education Commission of the States

Pennsylvania Homeschoolers

Christian Homeschool Association of Pennsylvania

Homeschool Legal Defense Association

National Home Education Research Institute

Homeschooling Kids With Disabilities


Other

newPA

Association of Independent Schools

REACH Foundation (Pennsylvania)

National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education

U.S. Department of Education

Institute of Education Sciences

National Conference of State Legislatures

Education Commission of the States


Information Resources | Research & Reports

Research & Reports

Charter Schools | Home Education | Vouchers | Other

Charter Schools

Pennsylvania Reports | National Reports

Pennsylvania Reports

2009 Charter School Annual Reports
Pennsylvania Department of Education, December 2009

Exploring the Correlates of Academic Success in Pennsylvania Charter Schools
Christopher Nelson and Gary Miron, RAND and Western Michigan University, 2005

Strengthening Pennsylvania’s Charter School Reform: Findings from the Statewide Evaluation and Discussion of relevant Policy Issues
Christopher Nelson and Gary Miron, Western Michigan University, 2002

Cyber Charter School Reviews
Pennsylvania Department of Education, October 2001

What It Takes to Start a Pennsylvania Charter School: A Guide for Applicants
RAND, September 1996

A Nonprofit Technical Assistance Activity for Charter Applicants in Pennsylvania: Mission, Functions, Capabilities and Plans
RAND, September 1996

National Reports

What Parents Want: Education Preferences and Trade-offs
Thomas B. Fordham Institute, August 2013

Charter School Laws Across the States: Ranking and Scorecard
The Center for Education Reform, November 2011

A Sum Greater Than the Parts: What States Can Teach Each Other About Charter Schools
Education Sector, September 2007

A Closer Look at Charter Schools Using Hierarchical Linear Modeling
National Center for Education Statistics, August 2006

Trends in Charter School Authorizing
Thomas B. Fordham Institute, May 2006

Charter, Private, Public Schools and Academic Achievement: New Evidence from NAEP Mathematics Data
National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education, January 2006

Playing to Type: Mapping the Charter School Landscape
Thomas B. Fordham Institute, October 2005

The Effect of Charter Schools on Traditional Public School Students in Texas: Are Children Who Stay Behind Left Behind?
Ken Booker, Scott Gilpatric, Timothy Gronberg and Dennis Jansen, September 2005

Charter School Funding: Inequity’s Next Frontier
Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, August 2005

Charter School Performance in Urban Districts: Are They Closing the Achievement Gap?
RAND, July 2005

Charter Schools’ Performance and Accountability: A Disconnect
Education Policy Studies Laboratory, May 2005

A Tough Nut to Crack in Ohio: Charter Schooling in the Buckeye State
Progressive Policy Institute, February 2005

America’s Charter Schools: Results from the NAEP 2003 Pilot Study
National Center for Education Statistics, December 2004

Assessing the Performance of Charter Schools
Education Commission of the States, November 2004

Fast Break in Indianapolis: A New Approach to Charter Schooling
Progressive Policy Institute, September 2004

Charter School Achievement on the 2003 National Assessment of Educational Progress
American Federation of Teachers, August 2004

“High Stakes”: Findings from a National Study of Life-or-Death Decisions by Charter School Authorizers
Public Impact, February 2004

Cyber and Home Charter Schools: How States are Defining New Forms of Public Schooling
Luis A. Huerta and Maria-Fernanda Gonzalez, Teachers College of Columbia University and University of California Berkley, January 2004

Evaluation of the Public Charter Schools Program
U.S. Department of Education, 2004

Collective Bargaining and Teachers Unions in a Charter District
Education Commission of the States, December 2003

Two Years and Counting: Charter Schools and No Child Left Behind
Education Commission of the States, December 2003

Charter Schools and the Teaching Quality Provisions of No Child Left Behind
Education Commission of the States, August 2003

Apples to Apples: An Evaluation of Charter Schools Serving General Student Populations
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, July 2003

Charter School Operations and Performance: Evidence from California
RAND, 2003

Do Charter Schools Measure Up?: The Charter School Experiment After 10 Years
American Federation of Teachers, July 2002

The New Schools Handbook: Strategic Advice for Successful School Start-up in Partnership with School District Officials, Staff, and Community Members
Center on Reinventing Public Education, May 2002

A Decade of Charter Schools: From Theory to Practice
Consortium for Policy Research in Education, April 2002

Are Charter Schools Getting More Money into Classrooms? A Micro-Financial Analysis of First Year Charter Schools in Massachusetts
Center on Reinventing Public Education, October 2000

Home Education

Public, Private and Nonpublic School Enrollments
Pennsylvania Department of Education, 2012

Homeschooling in the United States: 2003
National Center for Education Statistics, February 2006

1.1 Million Homeschooled Students in the United States in 2003
National Center for Education Statistics, July 2004

Homeschooling in the U.S.
National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education, January 2004

Homeschooling
ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, September 2001

Vouchers

Vouchers, Scholarship Tax Credits, and Individual Tax Credits and Deductions
Education Commission of the States, October 2012

Graduation Rates for Choice and Public School Students in Milwaukee 2003-2009
School Choice Wisconsin, January 2011

Early Lessons from Colorado’s Voucher Experience
Education Commission of the States, May 2004

School Choice and the Supply of Private Schooling Places: Evidence from the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program
National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education, 2004

When Schools Compete: The Effect of Vouchers on Florida Public School Achievement
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, August 2003

Homeowners, Property Value, and the Political Economy of the School Voucher
National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education, October 2002

School Vouchers: Characteristics of Privately Funded Programs
U.S. General Accounting Office, September 2002

The U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in the Cleveland Voucher Case: Where To From Here?
National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education, July 2002

An Economic Case Against Vouchers: Why Local Schools Are a Local Public Good
National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education, June 2002

How to Evaluate Educational Voucher Programs
National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education, 2002

School Vouchers: Publicly Funded Programs in Cleveland and Milwaukee
U.S. General Accounting Office, August 2001

Other

Distance Education Courses for Public Elementary and Secondary School Students: 2009-10
National Center for Education Statistics, November 2011

Trends in the Use of School Choice: 1993 to 2003
National Center for Education Statistics, November 2006

Comparing Private Schools and Public Schools Using Hierarchical Linear Modeling
National Center for Education Statistics, July 2006

Profiles of For-Profit Education Management Organizations: 2005-2006
Commercialism in Education Research Unit, May 2006

Characteristics of Private Schools in the United States: Results From the 2003-2004 Private School Universe Survey
National Center for Education Statistics, February 2006

Does School Choice Work? Effects on Student Integration and Achievement
Public Policy Institute of California, 2006

All Choice Created Equal? How Good Parents Select “Failing” Schools
Courtney A. Bell, National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education, October 2005

Inspiration, Perspiration, and Time: Operations and Achievement in Edison Schools
RAND, October 2005

Providing Quality Choice Options in Education
National Governor’s Association, August 2005

The Effect of Residential School Choice on Public High School Graduation Rates
Center for Civic Innovation at the Manhattan Institute, April 2005

Characteristics of Private Schools in the United States: Results From the 2001-2002 Private School Universe Survey
National Center for Education Statistics, October 2004

Overview and Inventory of State Education Reforms: 1990 to 2000
National Center for Education Statistics, July 2003

The Political Economy of School Choice: Linking Theory and Evidence
National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education, 2003

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