Edge Found for District-Run Schools
"Getting a Feel for the Market: The Use of Privatized School Management in Philadelphia"
A new study of the Philadelphia schoolshas found that students in district-run schools posted larger test-score gains than those attending city schools run by private managers.
The study was conducted by Vaughan Byrnes, a researcher at the Center for Social Organization of Schools at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and was published in the May issue of the American Journal of Education .
Mr. Byrnes tracked the progress of test scores in reading and math in a group of 88 schools serving middle-grades students for 10 years, starting in the 1996-97 school year. The researcher went back to 1996 to examine the performance of schools both before and after the diverse provider model...
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