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Virtual brown bag: How did school choice reforms affect the types of colleges New Orleans students attended?

Beth Glenn

Date & Time
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
12:00–1:00 pm
Zoom Conference

The Edu­ca­tion Research Alliance for New Orleans invites you to attend a vir­tu­al pre­sen­ta­tion on Wednes­day, May 20th, on the top­ic of how school choice reforms in New Orleans affect­ed stu­dents once they got to col­lege. Join us on Zoom at []( Pre­vi­ous research has shown that the post-Kat­ri­na school reforms increased rates of col­lege enroll­ment and grad­u­a­tion. But what were the char­ac­ter­is­tics of the col­leges that stu­dents attend­ed? Were they high­er-qual­i­ty in terms of mea­sures like grad­u­a­tion rates, stu­dent-staff ratio, or instruc­tion­al spend­ing per stu­dent? These are cru­cial ques­tions, because stu­dents who attend high­er-qual­i­ty col­leges see high­er wages and are more like­ly to grad­u­ate. This is espe­cial­ly true for stu­dents of col­or. To answer these ques­tions, researcher Beth Glenn ana­lyzed data on a set of Louisiana col­leges and the stu­dents who attend­ed them. Com­par­ing grad­u­ates of pub­lic high schools in New Orleans to stu­dents in oth­er hur­ri­cane-affect­ed dis­tricts, she exam­ined the effects of the reforms on col­lege per­sis­tence and looked in greater depth at the kinds of col­leges that stu­dents enrolled in. She will share her find­ings in this vir­tu­al brown bag. To access the online dis­cus­sion, down­load Zoom and click on the link above. Please note that since the find­ings are pre­lim­i­nary, they should not be shared out­side of the brown bag.

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