Our Newest Topic Portal: Exploring Low Cost Private Schools

October 26, 2015Yasmin Lalani

CEI is pleased to announce the launch of the Low Cost Private School Topic Portal. With more than 40 documented programs and counting, the portal explores six common characteristics of low-cost private schools based on an analysis of their stated missions and operational models. These range from chains of schools that standardize their models to keep costs down to programs that provide support services to make schools more sustainable and affordable for underserved communities.

The topic portal offers a way for CEI audiences to dive deeper into some of the characteristics of the low cost private schools sector, and the LCPS Database at a Glance Report provides insights on common themes and emerging models in the LCPS sector gained from CEI's Program Database. Explore both of these new resources and find interesting emerging directions and developments that are taking place in the sector as a whole.

Portal Features:

This portal includes a full list of low cost private school programs in the CEI database, blog posts and program spotlights, in addition to data visualizations of geographic coverage, target population and other key dimensions. It features four easy-to-navigate pages:

  • Overview: Get easy access to programs, resources from the Research and Evidence Library, and blog posts related to low cost private schools. This page also includes a Database At-A-Glance report, which outlines some of the most common trends on low cost private schools in the CEI database.
  • Data visualizations: See up-to-date, user-friendly graphs on some of the characteristics of the CEI-profiled low cost private school programs including their finance models, their locations, and the students they target.
  • Programs: Dive deeper into the CEI database and explore some of the low cost private school programs, or search for a specific program based on your particular interests.
  • News and resources: Read related blog posts, including interviews with innovators and spotlights of programs, as well as the most relevant material from the expansive CEI research and evidence library.

How can you help spread the word?

You can share the link to the portal with your own networks through your newsletter or on social media and help more program implementers, researchers, and donors engage with the CEI community.

In addition, subscribe to the CEI newsletter to receive updates about future topic portals and education innovations.

Yasmin Lalani is a Program Associate at the Results for Development Institute (R4D), where she works with the Center for Education Innovations (CEI) to help manage the database and contribute to analytics. 

Photo courtesy of Bridge International Academies

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