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Design & Governance
Boston Charter Schools to Launch Common Application
The Boston Globe
Boston charter schools have decided to make the switch to a common application. With this transition, families are able to fill out an application in minutes and have full transparency in seeing which schools are available to them. SchoolMint is excited to support their move and can't wait to see the results.
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Design & Governance
Assessment & Evaluation
The New Orleans OneApp
EducationNext
Families in New Orleans used to be assigned to a certain school based on their home address. With the introduction of OneApp, families are now able to apply to multiple schools, regardless of location. Read and learn about how OneApp was designed and the implementation of the program.
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Principals' Confessions to Manipulating Enrollment Prove Importance of OneApp: Editorial
NOLA
In the past, school principals in New Orleans have been seen trying to manipulate which students are accepted in their schools and which aren't, in hopes of recruiting on the best. To fix this issue and ensure that each student gets a fair chance at acceptance, OneApp has made cheating the system much harder.
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Design & Governance
Assessment & Evaluation
Market Signals: How Do DC Parents Rank Schools, and What Does It Mean for Policy?
Mathematica Policy Research
This research brief analyzes application data from DC's citywide public school lottery to uncover parents' relative preferences for different school characteristics.
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Design & Governance
Market Signals: Evidence on the Determinants and Consequences of School Choice from a Citywide Lottery
Mathematica Policy Research
Many different factors are considered when parents decide which school is best for their child. Are preferences based off of commuter distance or race? Knowing this information can best prepare you to beat out the competition!
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Design & Governance
Outreach
I Don't Want "Pretty Good" Schools for My Child
EdNavigator
With school choice, some parents are finding difficulty getting their child accepted to the school of their choice. Unless you're a parent yourself, it's difficult to understand that struggles that parents face when trying to apply to a school. One parent in particular found that it sometimes comes down to money and resources in order. Read and learn about this parent's perspective on school choice.
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Assessment & Evaluation
Do New Orleans Families Prefer Higher Performing Schools?
EdNavigator
For families who have the option of school choice, many are basing their decisions on School Performance Scores. However, is this the best way to go or are these scores biased?
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Outreach
Give Parents School Report Cards They Can Actually Use
EdNavigator
When looking into best school options, parents are provided with basic information, such as student demographics and teacher characteristics. Although this information is important, it doesn't necessarily reflect what parents are looking for in terms of learning experience. Perhaps an informative school report card could help!
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Design & Governance
School Choice Architecture
Yale Law & Policy Review
School choice provides parents with the opportunity to apply their child to any school, regardless of their address. In order for school choice to be successful, more than just implementation is needed.
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Design & Governance
Education Choice and Competition Index: 2015
Brookings
55% of large school districts in the nation offer school choice. The Education Choice and Competition Index (ECCI) is an interactive web application that scores large school districts based on thirteen categories of policy and practice. This data is intended to help efforts towards implementing school choice.
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