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Design & Governance
Systems & Technology
How Game Theory Helped Improve New York City's High School Application Process
For both students and parents, school admission processes can be stressful and grueling. With so much demand, students are often disappointed when they get placed into schools that weren't of preference at all. This is an ongoing allocation problem seen within the school system. To help address this flaw, students are advised to determine exactly who they're competing against for a seat. Through the use of Game Theory, NYC's application process has seen improvement.
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Outreach
One-Stop Shopping for More than 200 Schools at 'Edfest' in D.C.
Parents in Washington, D.C. are now in their third year of using a common application. To help smooth this process, the city hosts an annual "Edfest" and invites various traditional and charter schools. It's simply a one-stop shop filled with information for parents!
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Design & Governance
Common Enrollment can help Detroit Parents
While there are two competing plans to help fix public school in Detroit, both plans agree on one thing - the need for a common enrollment system. More than one-third of parents in Detroit reported having difficulty understanding which schools their child is eligible to attend. By moving towards a common application, the city is hoping to eliminate this issue for many families.
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Design & Governance
Great Expectations for Equity in Education
When it comes to education, equity and equality are not the same. In order to further equity amongst all schools, many districts, like the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, have been implementing school choice. SchoolMint is proud to have partnered with CMSD as they advance equitable solutions in their city!
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Design & Governance
In Districts With Lots of Choice, Simplifying Enrollment is Not So Easy
In an effort to simplify and streamline the enrollment process for families, cities across the board are creating a single-enrollment system for both public and charter schools. Unfortunately this is not as easy as it seemingly sounds. Both Boston and Oakland have been met with some resistance when proposing a unified enrollment system. Read more to learn about the movement in both cities!
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Design & Governance
How to Make Choosing the Right School Easier
All parents dream of giving their child the best education possible, but unfortunately choosing the correct school for your student has proven to be a difficult process. Often times, parents are not given enough information in order to make an informed decision. However, different actions can be made in an effort to simplify this process.
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