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Design & Governance

How Bad Timing and Poisonous Politics Killed a $700,000 Effort to Streamline School Enrollment in Detroit

Regardless of countless hours and over $700,000 that went into creating a common enrollment system for schools in Detroit, the movement has been put on hold indefinitely.
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Design & Governance

Boston Charter Schools to Launch Common Application

The Boston Globe
Boston charter schools have made the transition to a common application. Parents are now able to seamlessly apply their students to multiple schools and are given full transparency in seeing which schools are available to them.
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Design & Governance

With a New Website, Indianapolis Inches Toward a Single Application for Charter and District Schools

Chalkbeat
With the opening of a school information center and the introduction of a new website that provides parents with details on school options, Indianapolis has taken steps towards a unified enrollment system.
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Design & Governance

Great Expectations for Equity in Education

District Administration
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

EdWeek
In an effort to simplify and streamline the enrollment process for families, cities across the board are creating a single enrollment system for public and charter schools. Read more to learn about the movement in both Oakland and Boston!
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Design & Governance

How to Make Choosing the Right School Easier

The New York Times
For parents, choosing the correct school for their 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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Design & Governance

Common Enrollment Can Help Detroit Parents

Detroit News
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

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
Systems & Technology

Game Theory and NYC’s School Application Process

The New York Times
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. Through the use of Game Theory, NYC's application process has seen improvement.
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