Category Archives: Public Schools

HOMESCHOOLING & VIRTUAL LEARNING: The Eroding Binary of Public and Private Schools

Record: Aaron Saiger, “Homeschooling, Virtual Learning, and the Eroding Public/Private Binary.” Journal of School Choice, 10, No. 3 (2016): 297-319. [Abstract] Summary: Aaron Saiger is a Professor of Law at Fordham University. In this article he argues that with homeschooling, virtual schools, and … Continue reading

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HOME-SCHOOL INTERFACE: Religious and Moral Formation in Ireland

Record: Merike Darmody, Maureen Lyons & Emer Smyth, “The home-school interface in religious and moral formation: the Irish case.” British Journal of Religious Education, 38, No. 3 (2016): 249-263. [Abstract] Summary: Darmody and Smyth are researchers at the Economic and Social Research Institute, … Continue reading

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COMPARISON BETWEEN HOMESCHOOLED AND FORMALLY SCHOOLED KINDERGARTENERS: Children’s Early Literacy, Mothers’ Beliefs, and Writing Mediation

Record: Dorit Aram, Inbal Cohen Meidan & Deborah Bergman Deitcher, “A Comparison Between Homeschooled and Formally Schooled Kindergartners: Children’s Early Literacy, Mothers’ Beliefs, and Writing Mediation.” Reading Psychology, 37, No. 7 (2016): 995-1024. [Abstract] Summary: In this article, Aram, Meidan and Deitcher … Continue reading

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NCES HOMESCHOOLING DATA: 2012 Complete Report

Record: Jeremy Redford, Danielle Battle, Stacey Bielick, and Sarah Grady, Homeschooling in the United States: 2012, (NCES 2016-096) (U.S. Department of Education: Washington, D.C., 2016) [Available Here] Introduction: Every four or five years, the National Household Education Survey developed by the National Center … Continue reading

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THE ENCHANTED CHILD: Ambivalent Attachments in the Southwest

Record: Allahyari, Rebecca A. “Homeschooling the Enchanted Child: Ambivalent Attachments in the Domestic Southwest.” What Matters? Ethnographies of Value in a Not So Secular Age, edited by C. Bender and A. Taves, New York: Columbia University Press (2012), 179-214. [Description Here] … Continue reading

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VITUAL CHARTER SCHOOLS: Solution or Siren Song?

Record: Mary Sue Backus and Hayley Jones, “Solution or Siren Song? The Lure of Virtual Charter Schools” in The Oklahoma Bar Journal (2015). [Available Here] Summary: Backus is a professor and Jones is a former student from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Interestingly, both are former … Continue reading

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VIRTUAL SCHOOLS IN THE U.S.: A Comprehensive Analysis (2015 Update)

Record: Alex Molnar, ed., Virtual Schools in the U.S. 2015: Politics, Performance, Policy, and Research Evidence (Boulder, CO: National Education Policy Center, 2014). [Available Here] Introduction: This report is the third in an annual series published by the National Education Policy Center (NEPC). The first … Continue reading

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ONLINE CHARTER SCHOOLS: Evolution and Concerns

Record: Lisa H. Waters, Michael K. Barbour, and Michael P. Menchaca, “The Nature of Online Charter Schools: Evolution and Emerging Concerns” in Educational Technology & Society 17, no. 4 (2014): 379-389. [Full Article] Summary: Waters is a Technology Integration Specialist … Continue reading

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EDUCATIONAL TRANSFORMATIONS: A Sociologist Worries about Privatization

Record: Linda Renzulli, “Educational Transformations and Why Sociology Should Care” in Social Currents 1, no. 2 (2014): 149-156. [Available Here] Summary:  Renzulli, a professor of sociology at the University of Georgia, here lays out two claims.  First, she believes that … Continue reading

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The Cardus Education Survey, 2014

Record: R. Pennings, et al, “Private Education for the Public Good: 2014 Report,” Cardus Education Survey, 2014. [Available for download here] Summary: In 2011 the first Cardus Education Survey was released.  With its large randomized sample of young adults age 24-39, … Continue reading

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