Exploring The Effects of Closing Schools on Student Outcomes
Does closing public schools affect student outcomes of displaced students? This study examines the effect of closing schools on student academic achievement of displaced students. The approach used is difference-in-differences (DiD) by differencing before the regression, otherwise known as first differencing (FD). The findings show that displaced students benefitted academically from school closure in math, reading, and writing realizing academic gains immediately after closure. Moreover, students who qualified for free or reduced lunch, English language learners, and students requiring special ...
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