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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Cassandra Hart is assistant professor of education policy. She evaluates the effects of school, state and national education programs, policies, and practices on overall student achievement, and on the equality of student outcomes. Hart’s recent work has focused on school choice programs, school accountability policies, early childhood education policies, and effects on students of exposure to demographically similar teachers. She is also interested in the effects of virtual schooling on student outcomes, both in K-12 and post-secondary settings.