Posted November 14, 2016
One Application per Student: Tips and Tricks for Eliminating Duplicates
Catching duplicate applications in your system is critical in ensuring your application process is as fair as possible. However, catching duplicates in your system isn't always as easy as it sounds. To help you navigate through your application season, we have provided you with tips and tricks to catch and eliminate duplicate applications.

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Design & Governance
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Introduction to Unifying Enrollment
With the large amount of schools available today, parents are faced with difficultly deciding on which is best for their child. To help simplify the decision making process, more schools around the nation are beginning to unify their enrollment systems through either creating a common application or implementing a full unified enrollment system.
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Unified Enrollment Timeline
Curious to see what the enrollment timeline looks like for different cities? Check out our infographic and learn when application and lottery periods begin and end for various cities.
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It's Complicated: Explaining Unified Enrollment to Families
What exactly is unified enrollment? Although the idea seems simple, explaining how a unified enrollment system works can get complicated. Need help? We've got just the inspiration to help set you up for success!
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Assessment & Evaluation
Focus on the Field: Evaluating School Choice Systems
Join us in our conversation with Steve Glazerman, a Senior Fellow at Mathematic Policy Research as we discuss the different factors that affect the choices parents make when selecting schools.
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Design & Governance
Success with Unified Enrollment Begins with Trust and Transparency
Building a successful unified enrollment system entails various steps and can be difficult, but worth it in the end. We talked with Betheny Gross, a Senior Research Analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) about her research on the design and implementation of unified enrollment systems across the country.
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Sample RFP Technical Requirements
What should you be looking for in an application management system (AMS)? One important thing to keep in mind is the accessibility of the system and the customization features. Before finalizing the choice on an AMS, make sure it meets all of these requirements!
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Assessment & Evaluation
Did it Work?: Evaluating Unified Enrollment
The best way to measure the success of your unified enrollment system is through analyzing the data! How do other cities evaluate their systems?
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Outreach
Focus on the Field - Engaging Families and Your Community
Many cities across the country are unifying their enrollment in an effort to simplify the application and lottery process for parents. We sat down with Aryan Bocquet, the founding Parent Engagement Manager for My School DC, to pick her brain about best practices in parent outreach.
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3 Things to Keep in Mind When Implementing School Choice
With school choice on the rise, it's important to give parents access to information and an easy way to apply to multiple schools in order to ensure an equitable process.
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