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Design & Governance

Bridging the District-Charter Divide to Help More Students Succeed

Center for Reinventing Public Education
In cities where hostility exists between district and charter schools, students and families are most negatively affected.Despite this animosity, leaders are beginning to realize the importance of working together for the benefit of families.
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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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Design & Governance

Policy Brief: 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

Interactive Feature: The 2015 Education Choice and Competition Index

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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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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Design & Governance

Common Enrollment, Parents, and School Choice: Early Evidence from Denver and New Orleans

Center for Reinventing Public Education
By switching to a common enrollment system, education leaders in cities like Denver and New Orleans are able to help families take advantage of school choice and choose the best education for their child.
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Design & Governance

Stakeholder Engagement for Common Enrollment

Center on Reinventing Public Education
When implementing a common enrollment system, engaging stakeholders can be difficult. Learn about how to effectively engage stakeholders while avoiding conflict.
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Design & Governance

Better Data, Better Decisions: Informing School Choosers to Improve Education Markets

American Enterprise Institute
Once districts have chosen to adopt school choice, they are now faced with the difficulty of ensuring that parents are familiar with the different options available. To help address this issue, it is important to understand how these decisions are made and what factors parents value.
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