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How Parents Experience Public School Choice
December, 2014
Ashley Jochim, Michael DeArmond, Betheny Gross, Robin Lake

A survey of 4,000 parents in eight "high-choice" cities finds parents are taking advantage of choice, but they want more good options.


Special Education in Charter Schools: What We've Learned and What We Still Need to Know
December, 2014
Betheny Gross, Robin Lake

This report summarizes CRPE's past two years of research and findings of special education in charter schools.


A Meta-Analysis of the Literature on the Effect of Charter Schools on Student Achievement
August, 2014
Julian Betts, Y. Emily Tang

This working paper provides a systematic analysis of the field’s most rigorous studies on charter school achievement.


Are Charter Schools Working? A Review of the Evidence
August, 2014
Patrick Denice

This brief summarizes a new review of the available evidence on charter schools and student achievement


Understanding the Charter School Special Education Gap: Evidence from Denver, Colorado
June, 2014
Marcus Winters

This study uses student-level enrollment data from Denver to provide evidence on what drives the special education gap between charter and traditional public schools.


Why the Gap? Special Education and New York City Charter Schools
September, 2013
Marcus Winters

This study uses NYC data to analyze the factors driving the gap in special education enrollment between charter and traditional public schools.


Assessing the Outcomes of Charter School Students with Special Needs: Research Design Brief
August, 2013
Patrick Denice, Robin Lake, Betheny Gross

This brief outlines challenges of producing rigorous and useful research on how students with special needs fare in charters and makes recommendations for designing studies needed to inform policy and practice.


New York State Special Education Enrollment Analysis
November, 2012
Robin Lake, Betheny Gross, Patrick Denice

This report examines the distribution of students with special needs in New York State charter and district-run schools. The analysis shows that different levels of comparison yield different results. The authors recommend...


Hopes, Fears, & Reality: A Balanced Look at American Charter Schools in 2011
January, 2012
Robin Lake, Betheny Gross

The 6th annual edition of Hopes, Fears, & Reality provides a clear roadmap for school districts and charter schools interested in working together to improve education options. The report explains the risks and...


Special Needs and Choice Districts
February, 2011
Robin Lake, Betheny Gross

This report focuses on the evidence to date on how students with special needs fare under choice, and promising new ideas that have yet to be tried.

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