[PDF: 37 pages, 1.7 MB]
This report describes a follow-up qualitative study, conducted in 2006 by the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, of a small group of New York City high schools that, according to 2001 data, were "beating the odds" in preparing low-performing ninth grade students for timely high school graduation and college going.
[Charter School Review, Fall 2007, Vol. 1, Issue 02: pages 31-35]
This paper, based on interviews with charter school operators and the finance community involved with charter schools in 15 states, investigates the stages of facility needs that charter schools move through during their first five years
[PDF: 28 pages, 586 KB]
This report illustrates how New York City's middle-grade schools are failing to prepare students for the rigorous high school work that will enable them to succeed in college.
[PDF: 8 pages, 75 KB]
This report outlines findings and recommendations in delivery (?) to homeless students and families based on the 2006 NYS-TEACHS LEA Liaison Survey.
[Phi Delta Kappan, Vol. 88, No. 02: pages 136-141]
This commentary reviews the political background of the out-of-school tutoring program and the for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations that are offering SES tutoring.
[PDF: 45 pages, 322 KB]
This article describes a little-known aspect of both Viennese educational history and the movement for psychoanalytic pedagogy during the interwar years.
[Teachers College Record, Vol. 107, No. 09: pages 1956-1973]
This article draws on the experiences of Plainfield, New Jersey, and Prince George's County, Maryland, to describe how strained resources, a history of racialized conflicts in governance and a perception of students as " inner city" contribute to low student achievement in public schools in predominantly Black suburbs.
Chapter: An Examination of Charter School Equity
This book argues that the political and social contexts under which school choice plans are adopted are the primary factors in shaping student diversity within schools.
[PDF: 86 pages, 416 KB]
This report documents how parents, students, local residents and community organizations are currently involved in the planning and development of school facilities in New York City, and are identifying ways their participation might be expanded.
[PDF: 68 pages, 391 KB]
This report details the decade-long experience of charter schools with private-sector involvement in facilities financing, offers practical lessons to both charter schools and the wider public school community.
[PDF: 40 pages, 749 KB]
This report details the development of learning communities in seven New York City charter schools in 2002-03.
[Education and Urban Society, vol. 35, number 4 (August 2003): pages 462-476]
In this article, the authors investigate the implications of charter school choice on the racial balance, resources, and outcome of charter schools.
[PDF: 48 pages, 520 KB]
This study gives an account of the experiences of three charter school authorizing agencies in New York State. These agencies have focused their oversight on three types of accountability: performance-based accountability, contractual accountability, and regulatory accountability.
[PDF: 44 pages, 324 KB]
This final report of a three-year study explores the developing infrastructure in New York City charter schools and identified areas in which school stakeholders-private partners, boards of trustees, school leaders, parents and teachers-often needed support to help charter schools succeed.
[Teachers College Record, Vol. 105, No. 01: pages 128-133]
This review examines the book "Charters, Vouchers, and Public Education", based on essays first presented at a Program on Education Policy and Governance held at Harvard University in March 2000.
[Teachers College Record, Vol. 105, No. 07: pages 1302-1306]
This review examines the book "The Charter School Landscape", based on interesting information, insights, and analyses on charter schools in eleven different states and one Canadian province.
[Phi Delta Kappan, vol. 83, no. 7: pages 513-517]
This report describes the interactions of two of New York State's charter school authorizers during the application process and the effects of those interactions on charter school innovation.
[Trends, November 2001, no. 11]
[PDF: 24 pages, 415 KB]
This report synthesizes the year-two findings of Going Charter, a three-year qualitative study of autonomy, accountability, finance and supports in charter schools in New York City.
[Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, vol. 6, no. 3: pages 199-214]
This article discusses the relationship between teacher quality and student performance across New York City's elementary and middle schools.
[PDF: 50 pages, 131 KB]
Based on the findings of two (?) studies, Going Charter and Going Charter: Systemic Effects, this report examines the impact of charter legislation and implementation on the charter school authorizers and other agencies in New York City and State.
This study,the second report of a two-year analysis of the SURR process, examines New York State's low-performing schools in the context of their school districts and communities.
[1998 Vol, Issue 2: pages 205-214]
This report is a comprehensive study of the State Education Department and its Schools Under Registration Review (SURR) process.
[1998 Vol, Issue 2: pages 231-244]
An examination of efforts to privatize aspects of U.S. public school system functions between 1970 and 1995.
[Phi Delta Kappan 77, No. 9 (May 1996): pages 615-621. (Out of print.)]
The author describes three performance experiments and suggests that lessons learned from these experiences can enrich the national discussion concerning privatization now sweeping the country.