Articles and Papers

Enrollment Management
Outreach and Engagement
School Choice
System Design

Increasing the Demand for High-Quality Schools in Cleveland

Center for Reinventing Public Education
School choice is playing a growing role in the national education landscape, yet choice alone is not sufficient to guarantee a better education for students. CRPE's blog highlights three efforts that Cleveland has made to support families as they navigate the choice process and increase the share of students attending high-performing schools.
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May 16, 2017
Outreach and Engagement
School Choice
Unifying Enrollment

Unifying Enrollment in Camden: How Families Experienced the New Enrollment System

Center for Reinventing Public Education
The "Camden Commitment" was created in an effort to improve the quality of schools within the city. With this commitment, Camden redesigned their enrollment system in an effort to create a more fair and informed process for parents. To help improve this new system, a study has been done on families' experiences. Read the results!
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December 5, 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
Outreach and Engagement
School Choice
System Design
Unifying Enrollment

Give Parents School Report Cards They Can Actually Use

EdNavigator
When looking into best school options, parents are provided with basic information, such as student demographics and teacher characteristics. Although this information is important, it doesn't necessarily reflect what parents are looking for in terms of learning experience. Perhaps an informative school report card could help!
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May 18, 2016
Outreach and Engagement
School Choice
System Design

School Choice Isn't Real if Parents Don't Get Help

EdNavigator
Putting school choice into practice means so much more than simply implementing it. In order for school choice to be successful, it's important to understand and address the different challenges that parents are facing.
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January 13, 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
Outreach and Engagement
School Choice
Unifying Enrollment

Stakeholder Engagement for Common Enrollment

Center on Reinventing Public Education
When implementing a common enrollment system, engaging stakeholders can be difficult. Learn about how to effectively engage stakeholders while avoiding conflict.
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March 1, 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
Data and Evaluation
Outreach and Engagement
School Choice
System Design

Better Data, Better Decisions: Informing School Choosers to Improve Education Markets

American Enterprise Institute
Once districts have chosen to adopt school choice, they are now faced with the difficulty of ensuring that parents are familiar with the different options available. To help address this issue, it is important to understand how these decisions are made and what factors parents value.
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November 1, 2014