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Special Education Students and Charter Schools

November 21, 2011

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Not much here but a table. The table lists the number and percentage of public and charter districts that enroll at least 1 student in each special education category. It appears to me that fewer charter districts enroll the most difficult and costly to instruct special education students. For example, 40% of public districts in […]

More on the Characteristics of Students Entering IDEA Charter Schools

November 21, 2011

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Below is more data on the characteristics of 5th grade public school students (2009-10 school year) entering IDEA charter schools and public schools in the 6th grade (2010-11 school year). Table 1 examines the number and percentage of students enrolled public schools in the IDEA Charter market area in the 5th grade in 2010 that […]

Where do the IDEA Charter School 9th Graders go?

November 21, 2011

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I thought I would provide more detail on where IDEA Charter School 9th graders from 2009 end up in 2011. I’ve split the analysis into two groups–those kids enrolled in IDEA Charter Schools in 8th grade and those enrolled in local public schools in the 8th grade. This is the universe of all IDEA students. […]

Are IDEA Charter Schools a Good Idea for Austin?

November 15, 2011

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Should Austin ISD enter into a contract with IDEA Charter Schools to address concerns about low performance in East Austin schools? To answer this question, the school board would need have an independent analysis of the efficacy of IDEA in improving the achievement of students, especially low-income, low-performing, Latino students. And this study, while not […]

The New(?) Strategy of Charter Schools in the Wild West “Free-Market” System in Texas

November 3, 2011

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In Austin, the school district has decided that it does not know how to educate students in some particular feeder patterns in the area of the town serving poor and minority students. The schools on the East Side, as it is known in Austin, have long been ignored, underfunded, or changed on a yearly basis […]