Susan M. Dynarski, Brian A. Jacob receive grant to study Michigan's charter schools

May 5, 2011

Susan M. Dynarski and Brian A. Jacob received a $250,000 grant from the Smith Richardson Foundation to study charter schools in Michigan.

Over the next two years Dynarski and Jacob will conduct a rigorous, Michigan-wide analysis of the effect of charter schools on student performance and postsecondary schooling decisions, including college entry, choice, and completion. Their study, "Measuring and Understanding the Effectiveness of Michigan Charter Schools," will encompass Michigan's 242 charter schools and more than 110,000 students.