National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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    Summaries of recent NBER research

    New studies from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER): In “The Medium-Term Impacts of High-Achieving Charter Schools on Non-Test Score Outcomes,” Will Dobbie of Princeton University and Roland Fryer  of Harvard University find that students randomly assigned (via lottery) to the Promise Academy in the Harlem (NY) Children’s…
    Terry Stoops, October 28, 2013
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    More evidence that school choice works

    A new National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) study written by a few Ivy League economists concluded that students who won a school choice lottery had significantly higher test scores and fewer suspensions and absences than those who did not. In “The Effect of School Choice on Intrinsic Motivation and…
    Terry Stoops, August 20, 2012
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    Impressive new evidence that school choice works

    In a new National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) study, a quartet of Ivy League professors examined an open enrollment public school choice program implemented by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) in 2002.  They found, Among applicants with low-quality neighborhood schools, [program] lottery winners are more likely than lottery…
    Terry Stoops, September 19, 2011