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Data and Evaluation
School Choice
Unifying Enrollment

Market Signals: How Do DC Parents Rank Schools, and What Does It Mean for Policy?

Mathematica Policy Research
This research brief analyzes application data from DC's citywide public school lottery to uncover parents' relative preferences for different school characteristics.
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June 15, 2016
Application and Lottery
Data and Evaluation
School Choice
Unifying Enrollment

Market Signals: Evidence on the Determinants and Consequences of School Choice from a Citywide Lottery

Mathematica Policy Research
Many different factors are considered when parents decide which school is best for their child. Are preferences based off of commuter distance or race? Knowing this information can best prepare you to beat out the competition!
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June 15, 2016
Data and Evaluation
Outreach and Engagement
School Choice
Unifying Enrollment

I Don't Want "Pretty Good" Schools for My Child

EdNavigator
In the context of school choice, many parents face difficulty getting their child accepted by their preferred schools. Read more to learn about one New Orleans parent's challenges navigating a complex school choice process.
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June 8, 2016
Data and Evaluation
Outreach and Engagement
School Choice
Unifying Enrollment

Do New Orleans Families Prefer Higher Performing Schools?

EdNavigator
For families who have the option of school choice, many are basing their decisions on School Performance Scores. However, is this the best way to go, or are these scores biased?
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May 25, 2016
Data and Evaluation
School Choice
System Design

Policy Brief: School Choice Architecture

Yale Law & Policy Review
School choice provides parents with the opportunity to apply their child to any school, regardless of their address. In order for school choice to be successful, more than just implementation is needed.
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March 24, 2016
Data and Evaluation
School Choice
System Design

Interactive Feature: The 2015 Education Choice and Competition Index

Brookings
55% of large school districts in the nation offer school choice. The Education Choice and Competition Index (ECCI) is an interactive web application that scores large school districts based on thirteen categories of policy and practice. This data is intended to help efforts towards implementing school choice.
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February 11, 2016
Data and Evaluation
Outreach and Engagement
School Choice
Unifying Enrollment

Common Enrollment, Parents, and School Choice: Early Evidence from Denver and New Orleans

Center for Reinventing Public Education
By switching to a common enrollment system, education leaders in cities like Denver and New Orleans are able to help families take advantage of school choice and choose the best education for their child.
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May 1, 2015
Data and Evaluation
System Design

U.S. Smartphone Use in 2015

Pew Research Center
ARTICLE FROM PEW RESEARCH CENTER: One in five Americans has no or limited options for broadband Internet access and must rely on their smartphones, according to the Pew Research Center.
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April 1, 2015
Data and Evaluation
System Design

School Waste Composition

CalRecycle
ARTICLE FROM CALRECYCLE: Paper makes up one-third of school waste, according to CalRecycle. Here are some ideas schools and districts can use to identify the components of school waste and reduce it.
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January 21, 2015
Data and Evaluation
Outreach and Engagement
School Choice

How Parents Experience Public School Choice

Center for Reinventing Public Education
With school choice gaining more popularity across the the U.S., more and more parents are facing difficulty in choosing the school best suited for their child. This report examines various parent experiences with school choice in eight "high-choice" cities.
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December 6, 2014