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Charter Schools in New York City: Who Enrolls and How They Affect Their Students' Achievement

Caroline M. Hoxby, Sonali Murarka

NBER Working Paper No. 14852
Issued in April 2009

---- Acknowledgments ----

This research was sponsored by the United States Department of Education's Institute for Education Sciences under Contract R305A040043. We are grateful to the National Center on School Choice at Vanderbilt University for their support. We are also thankful to the New York City Department of Education, including Lori Mei, Jennifer Bell-Ellwanger, and Janet Brand in particular, for their assistance in providing us with administrative data. The New York City Center for Charter School Excellence and the individual charter schools participating in the study have been indispensable for their cooperation in compiling data. We are thankful for excellent research assistance from Greg Balliro, Jon Choate, Gary Garcia, Wojtek Kubik, Ayah Mahgoub, Daniel Morgan, Elisa Olivieri, John Oxtoby, Mike Schor, and Rebecca Wald. We thank Jonah Rockoff and the members of the NBER Economics of Education program for comments. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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