Charters & Choice

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Charters and Choice

Find research on issues surrounding charter schools and choice and news about West Sacramento College Prep, a charter school founded by the School of Education, Washington Unified School District, and Sacramento City College.

Research Heather Rose

Charter School Spending and Saving in California

Sherrie Reed, education PhD candidate and director of research at New Tech Network, won Best Paper by a junior researcher at the International Conference on School Choice in January 2015 for “Charter School Spending and Saving in California.” 

From left: Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, Roman Skachkov,Erick Zarate, Cesar Cortez, Davis Montano, Kevin Merino
Not pictured: Eduardo Castaneda
News

West Sacramento Early College Prep High School Students Helping to Build Small Business Websites

On June 4, 2014, six students from West Sac Early College Prep were recognized for their work in helping to build small business websites as part of a pilot project, Future Ready, launched by Mayor Christopher Cabaldon and the City of West Sacramento to make West Sacramento businesses more visible online and improve their online presence in order to reach more customers.

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Charter Schools Organization Calls Out California Charter Schools Association for Flawed Rating System
Posted 12/20/13

For the second year in a row, West Sacramento Early College Prep, a charter school founded through a partnership among the UC Davis School of Education, Sacramento City College and Washington Unified School District, has been the target of the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) call for revocation of charters.

Research Cassandra M.D. Hart

Research on Effects of Competition on Public Schools
November 2013

Cassandra Hart, assistant professor of education, and David Figlio (Northwestern University) wrote “Competitive Effects of Means-Tested School Vouchers” in the most recent edition of the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.

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West Sac Prep Teachers Talk Project-Based Learning
Capitol Public Radio, March 11, 2013

Roland Aichele and Eric Garber, teachers at West Sacramento Early College Prep talk about how they approach project-based learning with their students in this interview on Capital Public Radio’s Insight program. Listen to the conversation here.

West Sacramento Early College Prep was founded as a partnership among the UC Davis School of Education, Sacramento City College and Washington Unified School District.

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