Date of Award
Doctor of Education (Ded)
Dr. Peter J. Smith
Dr. Jeanne L. Surface
Dr. Neal F. Grandgenett
The purpose of this study was to discover if differences existed in the early literacy skills of non-resident kindergarten students participating in the learning community open enrollment program and resident kindergarten students that do and do not qualify for the free or reduced lunch program at the beginning and end of their kindergarten year. As educational inequalities between disadvantaged students and their middle to upper class peers become more pronounced across the nation, federal, state, and local school governments continue to search for solutions. Many are hoping school choice programs are a plausible solution.
Gabriel, Lydia L., "The Impact of School Choice on the Early Literacy Achievement of Kindergarten Students" (2012). Student Work. 3478.
A Dissertation Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate College of the University of Nebraska in Partial Fulfillment of Requirements of the Degree of Doctor of Education. Copyright 2012 Lydia L. Gabriel.