School Hopscotch: A Comprehensive Review of K–12 Student Mobility in the United States

@article{Welsh2017SchoolHA,
  title={School Hopscotch: A Comprehensive Review of K–12 Student Mobility in the United States},
  author={Richard O. Welsh},
  journal={Review of Educational Research},
  year={2017},
  volume={87},
  pages={475 - 511}
}
This article provides an integrative review of the extant literature on K–12 student mobility in the United States. Student mobility is a widespread phenomenon with significant policy implications. Changing schools is most prevalent among minority and low-income students in urban school districts. There is an ongoing debate about whether student mobility is helpful or harmful. Earlier research compared movers with nonmovers using cross-sectional data and did not always include controls for the… 

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