NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Medium-Term Impacts of High-Achieving Charter Schools on Non-Test Score Outcomes

Will Dobbie, Roland G. Fryer, Jr

NBER Working Paper No. 19581
Issued in October 2013

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Special thanks to Geoffrey Canada and the Harlem Children's Zone staff, Darryl Cobb, Kevin Hall, and Stephen Hinson from the Charter School Growth Fund, Kyle Cole and the Noble Charter Network, DSST Public Schools, and Summit Public Schools for their support and leadership during this project. We are grateful to David Deming and Lawrence Katz for helpful comments and suggestions. Ainara Arcelus, Everton Blair, Sara D'Alessandro, Matt Davis, Philipp Grimm, Blake Heller, Cody Melcher, Julene Paul, Lisa Phillips, Sameer Sampat, Allison Sikora, Carmen Tracy, and Rucha Vankudre provided exceptional research assistance and project management support. Robin Jacob, Karin Schneider, and the staff at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan provided excellent data management and survey administration assistance. Financial support from the Broad Foundation and the Ford Foundation is gratefully acknowledged. Correspondence can be addressed to the authors by e-mail at wdobbie@princeton.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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