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SCHOOL CHOICE CONFERENCE 2009 CONFERENCE MATERIALS

PANEL 1: EFFECTIVENESS OF VOUCHERS & SCHOLARSHIPS   
The Second Year of the Longitudinal Educational Growth Study of the Milwaukee Parental Choice (Voucher) Program
John F. Witte, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Joshua M. Cowen, University of Kentucky; David J. Fleming, Furman University; Patrick J. Wolf, University of Arkansas
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Competitive Effects of Means-Tested School Vouchers     
David Figlio, Northwestern University and NBER; Cassandra Hart, Northwestern University

  

 

Evaluation of the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program: Summary of Experimental Impacts After Three Years      
Patrick Wolf, University of Arkansas; Babette Gutmann, Westat; Michael Puma, Chesapeake Research Associates; Brian Kisida, University of Arkansas ; Lou Rizzo, Weststat; Nada O. Eissa, Georgetown University

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PANEL 2: PARENT CHOICE  

Parent Involvement in Urban Charter Schools: A New Paradigm or the Status Quo?
Joanna Smith, University of Southern California; Priscilla Wohlstetter, University of Southern California

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Choosing Indianapolis Charter Schools:  Espoused Versus Revealed Academic Preferences
Marc Stein, Johns Hopkins University; Ellen Goldring, Vanderbilt University; Xiu Cravens, Vanderbilt University

   

Information and Exit: Do Accountability Ratings Help Families Choose Schools?
Michael Henderson, Harvard University

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PANEL 3: COMPETITION EFFECTS OF CHOICE  

The Qualifications and Classroom Performance of Teachers Moving to Charter Schools
Celeste K. Carruthers, University of Tennessee

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How Does District Resource Allocation Change in Response to Charter School Competition?
David Arsen, Michigan State University; Yongmei Ni, University of Utah

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Perceptions of Charter School Competition and its Relationship with Principal Leadership in Traditional Public, Magnet, and Private Schools
Marisa Cannata, Vanderbilt University

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Social Capital and School Sector Impacts on the Non-Cognitive Skills of Early Adolescents:  Evidence from a Nationally Representative Longitudinal Survey
Paul E. Peterson, Harvard University; Martina G. Viarengo, London School of Economics and Political Science

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PANEL 4: URBAN DISTRICT CHOICE  

Interdistrict Choice as a Policy Solution: Examining Rochester’s Urban-Suburban Interdistrict Transfer Program (USITP)
Kara S. Finnigan, University of Rochester; Tricia J. Stewart, University of Rochester

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Intra-District Transfers and Student Achievement: A Case Study of the Effects of Choice on Achievement
Kristie J. R. Phillips, Brigham Young University; Charles Hausman, Eastern Kentucky University; Elisabeth S. Larsen, Brigham Young University

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Magnet Schools and Peers: Effects on Student Achievement
Dale Ballou, Vanderbilt University; Keke Liu, Vanderbilt University

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Resource Allocation and Performance Management in Charter Schools: Connections to Student Success
Kenneth K. Wong, Brown University; Francis X. Shen, University of California-Santa Barbara; Beth Purvis, Chicago International Charter School

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PANEL5: CHOICE IN INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT

Parental Choice in the Netherlands: Growing Concerns about Segregation
Helen F. Ladd, Duke University; Edward B. Fiske, Education Writer, Editor, and Consultant; Nienke Ruijs, University of Amsterdam

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Private Education Provision and Public Finance: The Netherlands
Harry Anthony Patrinos, World Bank

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The Impact of School Choice on Students’ University Entrance Rank Scores in Australia
Chris Ryan, Australian National University; Louise Watson, University of Canberra    

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PANEL 6: CHOICE OPTIONS IN NEW YORK CITY  

White Parents, Diversity and School Choice Policies: Where Good Intentions, Anxiety and Privilege Collide
Amy Stuart Wells, Teachers College, Columbia University; Allison Roda, Teachers College, Columbia University

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Informing Immigrant Families about High School Choice in New York City: Challenges and Possibilities
Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj, New York University

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PANEL 7: CHOICE OPTIONS IN CHICAGO

Educational Choice and Student Participation: The Case of Supplemental Educational Services Provision in Chicago Public Schools
Matthew P. Steinberg, University of Chicago

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Gaining Access?: Decision Process and School Selection in Chicago
W. David Stevens, University of Chicago; Marisa de la Torre, University of Chicago; David Johnson, University of Chicago; Alissa Bolz, University of Chicago

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Renaissance Schools, Fund-Supported Schools: Early Outcomes, Challenges, and Opportunities
Diane Schanzenbach, University of Chicago

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PANEL 8: CHARTERS IN INDIANAPOLIS

Taking Charge of Choice: How Charter School Policy Contexts Matter
Claire Smrekar, Vanderbilt University

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Opportunities for Innovation in Indianapolis Mayor Sponsored Charter Schools
Anne-Maree Ruddy, Indiana University; Candice Grant, Indiana University – Bloomington; Jonathan Plucker, Indiana University

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Mathematics and Reading Instruction in Charter and Traditional Public Schools:  Content, Cognitive Complexity and Alignment to State Standards and Assessments
Mark Berends, University of Notre Dame; Marc Stein, Johns Hopkins University; John Smithson, University of Wisconsin-Madison                                   

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PANEL 9: CHARTER SCHOOL EFFECTS IN VARIOUS CONTEXTS

Do Charter Schools “Cream Skim” Students and Increase Racial-Ethnic Segregation?
Ron Zimmer, Michigan State University; Brian Gill, Mathematica Policy Research; Kevin Booker, Mathematica Policy Research; Stéphane Lavertu, University of Wisconsin; John Witte, University of Wisconsin

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The Gender Gap in  Charter School Attendance
Sean P. Corcoran, New York University; Jennifer L. Jennings, New York University & Harvard University;  Juli Simon Thomas, University of California – Los Angeles

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Charter School Effects in an Urban School District: An Analysis of Student Achievement Gains in Indianapolis
Anna Nicotera, Vanderbilt University; Maria Mendiburo, Vanderbilt University; Mark Berends, University of Notre Dame

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Other Conference Video

videoDinner Discussion: Paul Vallas, Superintendent of the Recovery School District, New Orleans

videoLunch Speaker: Henry Levin, Teachers College, Columbia University;  “Considerations in the Design of Choice Districts”

 

About the National Center on School Choice
The National Center on School Choice conducts scientific, comprehensive, and timely studies on school choice to inform policy and practice. The Center neither advocates nor opposes school choice. Rather it exercises national leadership in coordinating multiple disciplines, research methodologies, and substantive issues associated with the design, implementation, and effects of school choice.


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