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  1. Defining Metropolitan and Megapolitan Areas

    Documentos de trabajo
    Diciembre 2014
    Gregory K. Ingram

    Planners, geographers, and economists use many varied areas for spatial analysis. These include: individual parcels or lots, city blocks, neighborhoods, school districts, cities, counties,...

  2. (Re)Defining Successful Anchor Strategies

    Documentos de trabajo
    Diciembre 2014
    Beth Dever, Omar Blaik, George Smith, and George McCarthy

    Universities, hospitals, and large non-profit organizations are often referred to as “anchor institutions” because of their permanence and their physical and social ties to surrounding...

  3. Is Location Fate?

    Distributional Aspects of Schooling
    Ponencias
    Mayo 2014
    Eric Hanushek

    Eric A. Hanushek analyzes the impact of human capital on economic outcomes, arguing that cognitive skills are a better measure of human capital than years of schooling. He focuses on urban schools...

  4. School Quality, School Choice, and Residential Mobility

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2014
    Eric Brunner

    Eric J. Brunner reviews two areas of research concerning the link between residential location and school quality: (1) the long-standing and growing literature on the effects of a residentially based...

  5. The School Attendance and Residential Location Balancing Act

    Community, Choice, Diversity, and Achievement
    Ponencias
    Mayo 2014
    Ellen Goldring and Walker Swain

    Ellen B. Goldring and Walker Swain evaluate the impact parental choices have on residential location and schooling. This paper is divided into three loosely chronological sections that focus in turn...

  6. Not by the Hand of Horace Mann

    How the Quest for Land Value Created the American School System
    Ponencias
    Mayo 2014

    This paper by William A. Fischel is an economic history of K–12 education and the structure of school districts. As the second part of the title suggests, Fischel argues that land or property values...

  7. The Future Role of the Property Tax in the Funding of K12 Education in the United States

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2014

    This paper reviews the role of the property tax in funding K–12 education. At present, local and state governments each contribute a national average of 44 percent of the funds spent on public...

  8. Nontraditional Public School Funding Sources

    Trends, Issues, and Outlook
    Ponencias
    Mayo 2014
    Henry Coleman

    This paper by Henry A. Coleman examines a wide range of nontraditional revenue sources, including local-option personal income and general sales taxes, user charges and fees, gaming revenues, private...

  9. Transport Costs of School Choice

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2014
    Kevin Krizek, Elizabeth Wilson, Ryan Wilson, and Julian Marshall

    In this paper, the authors examine the role that transport costs play in school choice. They note that the average per pupil cost for transportation among U.S. school districts was $570 in 2010 (...

  10. Charter School Location

    Evidence and Policy Implications
    Ponencias
    Mayo 2014
    Robert Bifulco

    Charter schools are just one school choice option, but one of the options that is growing rapidly. Robert Bifulco contributes a thorough review of the literature on charter school location, pointing...

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