Articles and Papers

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
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
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
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
Application and Lottery
School Choice
System Design
Unifying Enrollment

The New Orleans OneApp

EducationNext
Families in New Orleans used to be assigned to a certain school based on their home address. With the introduction of OneApp, families are now able to apply to multiple schools, regardless of location. Read and learn about how OneApp was designed and the implementation of the program.
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October 7, 2015
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