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CPS Debuts New High School Application Website

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) launched its new high school application website allowing students and guardians a first opportunity to research programs through the online process before a three-month bidding period begins in the fall. CPS partnered with SchoolMint earlier this year to revamp and streamline its high school application process and to improve Chicago families' experience with the CPS enrollment process.
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August 24, 2017
Enrollment Management
School Choice
SchoolMint

'Making a Choice' - EdTech Digest Interviews SchoolMint CEO, Jinal Jhaveri

EdTech Digest's, Victor Rivero, interviews SchoolMint's co-founder and CEO, Jinal Jhaveri. The interview covers how SchoolMint has evolved from our co-founders' personal experience with registering their own children for school to a cloud-based student enrollment and school choice platform used by PreK-12 school systems across the world.
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August 1, 2017
School Choice
Unifying Enrollment

L.A. Unified Moves Closer to a Unified Enrollment System

The Los Angeles Times
In an effort to fight declining enrollment, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board of Education has voted unanimously to approve a unified enrollment system that would provide families with an online application in which they could apply for multiple schools of their choosing.
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June 14, 2017
Application and Lottery
Enrollment Management
School Choice
SchoolMint

New ‘GoCPS’ High School Application Site Goes Live

Chicago Tonight
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
Application and Lottery
School Choice
SchoolMint

City Charter Lotteries Lack State Oversight

CT Post
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
Application and Lottery
Outreach and Engagement
School Choice

Single Application for Families Comes to CPS High Schools

The Chicago Defender
After hearing families call for a more equitable and simpler application process, Chicago Public Schools has made the decision to move to a single streamlined application. Through this new process, families are better able to understand what high-quality school options and programs are available to them.
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May 7, 2017
Enrollment Management
School Choice
Unifying Enrollment

Newark Announces Changes to School Enrollment Process

NJ.com
In an effort to address pain points associated with Newark's unified enrollment system, the district is making changes to its system and has created a "transparency committee" that includes parents, community partners, board members and district administrators to provide feedback on the system and promote growth.
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April 22, 2017
School Choice
Unifying Enrollment

Heterogeneous Beliefs and School Choice Mechanisms

Chicago Booth
The study finds that given the misconceptions that families have about how the school choice system works, shifting from the current system, which rewards applicants who strategize about their picks, to a strategy-proof deferred acceptance algorithm would improve outcomes overall.
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April 19, 2017
School Choice
Unifying Enrollment

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

Chalkbeat
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
Application and Lottery
Enrollment Management
School Choice
Unifying Enrollment

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
SchoolMint at a Glance
Founders
Jinal Jhaveri, Co-Founder & CEO Forum Desai, Co-Founder & COO (Founded in 2013)
Our Office
564 Market Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94104
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.