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The Wheelock Educational Policy Center (WEPC) conducts and disseminates rigorous, policy-relevant research in partnership with local, state, and federal policymakers and stakeholders to improve educational opportunities and holistic outcomes for traditionally marginalized students.

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Newark Students, Including Special Needs and English Learners, Are Less Likely to Transfer Out of Charters than District Schools, Study Finds

The 74 – May 16, 2021 Students who attend charter schools in Newark, including English learners and those with learning disabilities, are less likely to transfer out within two years than their peers at the district’s public schools, according to a new study. Children were also significantly more likely to shed their special-needs classification while enrolled at a Newark charter, the authors note.


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WEPC-faculty @JoshuaSGoodman provides testimony later today to MA Joint Committee on Education in support of more equitable school infrastructure via @MA_Senate @BrendanCrighton's S306.

Watch hearing at https://malegislature.gov, copy of testimony here: https://wheelockpolicycenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/JGoodman_Public-Testimony_S306_Final-1.pdf

Jen Hedrington, MA 2021 TOY & superhero in her own right, shares a question for panelists at 6/22 @Latinos4Ed @EdTrustMA @wheelock_policy event on #teacherdiversity. Register & see how @SethGershenson @Dr_ConstanceL @AmanFernan24 & @NCustodiaLora respond.


Pleased to see this report come out, co-authored with Dr. Erin Lomax @westat and the @NatCompCenter on how to jointly leverage learning recovery and teacher diversity evidence bases