What We’re Watching: Release of Four Studies on Vouchers in Louisiana

On Monday, Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. CST, the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans will release four new reports on the Louisiana Scholarship Program. The studies were conducted as a partnership with the School Choice Demonstration Project at the University of Arkansas and look at the impact of the vouchers on student achievement and non-cognitive skills, on racial segregation, and on students attending nearby public schools (competitive effects).

You can watch the event live here.

Earlier this year Education Next published a series of studies conducted by the Education Research for New Orleans that looked at other aspects of school reform in New Orleans.

For more information, read “Good News for New Orleans: Early evidence shows reforms lifting student achievement,” by Douglas N. Harris, “The New Orleans OneApp: Centralized enrollment matches students and schools of choice,” by Douglas N. Harris, Jon Valant, and Betheny Gross, and “Many Options in New Orleans Choice System: School characteristics vary widely,” by Paula Arce-Trigatti, Douglas N. Harris, Huriya Jabbar, and Jane Arnold Lincove.

— Education Next

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