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Title School choice and school improvement / edited by Mark Berends, Marisa Cannata, and Ellen B. Goldring.
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard Education Press, ©2011.

Subject School choice -- Research -- United States.
School improvement programs -- Research -- United States.
Alt Name Berends, Mark, 1962-
Cannata, Marisa.
Goldring, Ellen B. (Ellen Borish), 1957-
Berends, Mark, 1962-
Cannata, Marisa.
Goldring, Ellen B. (Ellen Borish), 1957-
Description vi, 311 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-293) and index.
Contents School choice debates, research, and context : toward systematic understanding and better educational policy / Mark Berends, Marisa Cannata, and Ellen B. Goldring -- School vouchers in the nation's capital : summary of experimental impacts / Patrick J. Wolf [and others] -- Charter school effects in Indianapolis : an analysis of student achievement gains / Anna Nicotera, Maria Mendiburo, and Mark Berends -- Eighth graders and compliance : social capital and school sector impacts on the noncognitive skills of early adolescents / Paul E. Peterson and Martina G. Viarengo -- Does intradistrict transfer make the grade? : a case study of the effects of school choice on achievement / Kristie J.R. Phillips, Charles S. Hausman, and Elisabeth S. Larsen -- Do parents do as they say? : choosing Indianapolis charter schools / Marc L. Stein, Ellen B. Goldring, and Xiu Cravens -- Barriers to access : high school choice processes and outcomes in Chicago / W. David Stevens, Marisa de la Torre, and David W. Johnson -- Communication breakdown : informing immigrant families about high school choice in New York City / Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj -- How do principals respond to charter school competition? : understanding the mechanisms of the competitive effects of choice / Marisa Cannata -- Shaking up public schools with competition : are they changing the way they spend money? / David Arsen and Yongmei Ni -- Charter schools : do they cream skim, increasing student segregation? / Ron Zimmer [and others] -- Does parental choice foster segregated schools? : insights from the Netherlands / Helen F. Ladd, Edward B. Fiske, and Nienke Ruijs.
Summary Brings together a collection of exemplary, policy-relevant papers that examine how communities, districts, and states use choice as a strategy for improving schools and student learning. This book includes sophisticated and insightful research on private schools and vouchers; charter schools and traditional public schools; and intradistrict transfer programs, adding depth and perspective to the ongoing debates about school choice options.
ISBN 193474252X (pbk.)
9781934742525 (pbk.)
OCLC # 700145870