In this study, we analyze data from 1995-2016 for all the nation’s publicly funded school systems and find that charter schools increase average graduation rates and math and reading scores across all types of publicly funded schools when charter schools open in their districts.
Objective, rigorous, and applicable research on school choice policy
The mission of REACH is to provide objective, rigorous, and applicable research that informs and improves school choice policy design and implementation to increase opportunities and outcomes for disadvantaged students.
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This study sets out to answer the question: how do state policy makers and education leaders think about school choice policy and how do issues of equity show up in state-level discourse and action?
This study examines the effects of school reopenings on COVID-19 hospitalizations.
This national analysis examines how a wide variety of community and school district characteristics may have affected the likelihood of schools reopening in fall 2020 and spring 2021.