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New ‘GoCPS’ High School Application Site Goes Live

Chicago Public Schools is partnering with SchoolMint to provide a more transparent, accessible, and equitable high school choice and enrollment process. Through the GoCPS portal, students can research participating district and charter high schools and programs, rank their choices, and apply using a streamlined common application.
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May 23, 2017

City Charter Lotteries Lack State Oversight

As public schools of choice, charter schools commit to a fair and transparent admissions process – typically a lottery – to fill their seats. A review of charter schools in Connecticut shows that compliance with state lottery rules is mixed; some organizations have admitted students outside the lottery process, while others have taken proactive steps to self-regulate and ensure transparency and equity.
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May 15, 2017

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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March 9, 2017

Boston Charter Schools See Record-Breaking Spike in Applications

Boston Globe
With the new implementation of an online enrollment system, Boston Charter Schools has seen a 169% increase in a number of applications received for the upcoming school year. Demand for charter schools has increased and the charter association has seen an average of 3-4 applications per individual student.
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March 6, 2017

Cool Tool | SchoolMint

EdTech Digest
Between long hours of data entry and increased chances of data inaccuracy, school administrators are beginning to ditch their paper-based student enrollment process and making the switch to an automated end-to-end enrollment experience that is easier for both parents and staff to manage.
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February 20, 2017

‘Oakland School Finder’ Platform Stirs Public District vs Charter Debates

EdSurge
Oakland’s school finder and streamlined application empowers parents to participate in school choice, but some fear that families will leave OUSD and favor charter schools, resulting in attention and resources moving away from the school district.
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February 5, 2017

Chicago Public Schools to Revamp High School Application Process

Chicago Tribune
Chicago Public Schools will be moving forward with SchoolMint to provide parents and staff with a streamlined school application and enrollment process.
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January 24, 2017

Making Student Diversity a Priority

SmartBrief
Summit Public Schools makes diversity a priority and a reality for their students. Written by Betty Chen Rojas, Director of Family Engagement at Summit Public Schools, read about their best practices and see their strategies in action! SchoolMint is proud to work with Summit Public Schools and we are excited about their commitment to diversity.
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January 3, 2017

Save Time and Effort Through a SIS-integrated Enrollment System

Education Technology Insights
Having a paper-based enrollment system can potentially result in inaccurate or lost data. In an article written by CEO and Co-Founder, Jinal Jhaveri, he discusses the importance of student data accuracy and how to ensure that data is securely stored from the point of registration.
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December 1, 2016

[Infographic] Revolutionizing K-12 Enrollment and Registration

EdTech Review
Still using a paper-based enrollment process? Save your staff from drowning in paperwork by streamlining your student enrollment process. Explore this infographic and learn how streamlining your process can improve data accuracy and save time and money!
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December 1, 2016
SchoolMint at a Glance
Founders
Jinal Jhaveri, Co-Founder & CEO
Forum Desai, Co-Founder & COO
(Founded in 2013)
Our Office
171 2nd Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Who We Are
SchoolMint provides a cloud-based student enrollment and school choice platform to PreK-12 independent, charter, and district schools. Venture funders and investors include Runa Capital, Reach Capital, Fresco Capital, Govtech Fund, Kapor Capital, Crosslink Capital, Maiden Lane Ventures, CSC Upshot, Jared Kopf, Josh Reeves, Tomer London.