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Getting Beneath the Veil of Effective Schools: Evidence from New York City

Will Dobbie, Roland G. Fryer, Jr

NBER Working Paper No. 17632
Issued in December 2011

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We give special thanks to Seth Andrews and William Packer of Democracy Prep Charter School, Michael Goldstein of the MATCH charter school, and James Merriman and Myrah Murrell from the New York City Charter School Center for invaluable assistance in collecting the data necessary for this project. We are grateful to our colleagues Michael Greenstone, Larry Katz, and Steven Levitt for helpful comments and suggestions. Sara D'Alessandro, Abhirup Das, Ryan Fagan, Blake Heller, Daniel Lee, Sue Lin, George Marshall, Sameer Sampat, and Allison Sikora provided exceptional project management and research assistance. Financial support was provided by the John and Laura Arnold Foundation, the Broad Foundation, and the Fisher Foundation. Correspondence can be addressed to the authors by e-mail: dobbie@fas.harvard.edu [Dobbie] or rfryer@fas.harvard.edu [Fryer]. The usual caveat applies. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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