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|Hopes, Fears, & Reality: A Balanced Look at American Charter Schools in 2012||Robin Lake||05/2013||
This year's edition focuses on growth and innovation and pushes charter school leaders to consider whether they are fully using their flexibility and autonomy on behalf of students.
|Overview - WIll the Charter Movement Rest on Its Laurels or Innovate and Expand? (HFR '12)||Robin Lake||05/2013||
Editor Robin Lake introduces the key areas explored in this year's volume of Hopes, Fears, & Reality.
|Ch. 4 - Innovating Toward Sustainability: How Computer Labs Can Enable New Staffing Structures and Savings (HFR '12)||Marguerite Roza, Suzanne Simburg||05/2013||
Suzanne Simburg and Marguerite Roza lay out the cost savings possible if blended learning were adopted by all U.S. public elementary schools, not just charter schools.
|Steps in the Right Direction: Assessing “Ohio Achievement Everywhere” – the Kasich Plan||Paul Hill||02/2013||
In this short report, Paul Hill evaluates Ohio Governor John Kasich's education budget proposal.
|Student-Based Allocation to Enable School Choice||Marguerite Roza, Suzanne Simburg||01/2013||
This brief explains the need for student-based allocation to enable student choice and portable funding across schools within districts.
|Are Residents Losing Their Edge in Public University Admissions? The Case at the University of Washington||Grant Blume, Marguerite Roza||12/2012||
Public universities across the country are shifting more spots to nonresidents (who pay higher tuitions) in order to plug budget gaps. This case study examines admissions data at the University of Washington in order to...
|Innovating Toward Sustainability: How Computer Labs Can Enable New Staffing Structures, and New Savings||Suzanne Simburg, Marguerite Roza||12/2012||
Using wage and staffing data from states, this paper projects the financial and staffing implications of one innovative school model (the Rocketship lab rotation) to highlight potential impacts on the schooling workforce and...
|What Happens to Teacher Salaries During a Recession?||Jim Simpkins, Marguerite Roza, Suzanne Simburg||12/2012||
This study uses data from Seattle Public Schools to explore actual salary changes amidst rapid changes in economic context and the effect of the recession on teacher pay.
|The Opportunity Cost of Smaller Classes: A State-By-State Spending Analysis||Marguerite Roza, Monica Ouijdani||12/2012||
Consideration of whether smaller classes are preferable to larger ones requires some recognition of the opportunity costs involved. This brief provides a state-by-state context by computing the dollars at stake in marginally...
|How Public Universities Close Budget Gaps Matters For States||Alicia Kinne, Marguerite Roza, Patrick J. Murphy, Betheny Gross||12/2012||
Cuts to state support for higher education have prompted some universities to raise tuition, admit more out-of-state students, and increase enrollment to close budget gaps. This analysis compares these three strategies in...