New Policy Brief Released: "How Have New Orleans' Charter-Based School Reforms Affected Pre-Kindergarten?"
A new study from the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans at Tulane University examines how the growth of charter schools in New Orleans contributed to a decline in pre-Kindergarten (pre-K) program offerings from 2007 to 2015.
How Have New Orleans' Charter-Based School Reforms Affected Pre-Kindergarten?
A policy brief by Lindsay Bell Weixler, Jane Arnold Lincove, and Alica Gerry on how the growth of charter schools in New Orleans affected pre-kindergarten (pre-K) program offerings.
What are the Sources of School Discipline Disparities by Student Race and Family Income?
A policy brief by Nathan Barrett, Andrew McEachin, Jonathan N. Mills, and Jon Valant on differences in suspension rates and durations by race and family income in the state of Louisiana.
New Policy Brief Released: "What are the Sources of School Discipline Disparities by Student Race and Family Income?"
New study examines differences in suspension rates and durations by race and family income in the state of Louisiana.
How Did Louisiana Tenure Reform Affect the Turnover of Low-Performing vs. High-Performing Teachers?
The last decade has been a time of tumult in teacher employment policies. With the increased use of high-stakes teacher evaluation policies, attention has turned to the use of evaluations in decisions regarding teacher com…
How Do School Disciplinary Practices Vary Based on Student Demographics?
In the United States, low-income students and students of color are suspended and expelled from school at much higher rates than their peers. Studies also show that these exclusionary discipline practices are at least correla…
Stephen Barnes, Ph.D. is the director of the Kathleen Blanco Public Policy Center at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he is also an associate professor in the Department of Economics and Finance.…
How Have the New Orleans School Reforms Affected Student Discipline?
The post-Katrina school reforms led to a highly decentralized New Orleans school system where charter leaders have autonomy over what happens in their schools, including their discipline policies. Some argue that disci…
How Has the Louisiana Scholarship Program Affected Students? A Comprehensive Summary of Effects after Three Years
A policy brief by Jonathan N. Mills and Patrick J. Wolf summarizing three accompanying technical reports that analyze the program’s impact on student achievement, students’ identification to receive special education services, and school participation during the initiative’s first three years.
The Effects of the Louisiana Scholarship Program on Student Achievement after Three Years
This paper by Jonathan N. Mills and Patrick J. Wolf examines the effects of using a Louisiana Scholarship Program scholarship to enroll in one's first choice private school on student achievement in the three years following the program's expansion.