Articles and Papers

School Choice
System Design
Unifying Enrollment

A Guide to Unifying Enrollment: The What, Why, and How for Those Considering It

Center for Reinventing Public Education
Well-designed unified enrollment school systems can dramatically improve the school choice experience for families and administrators. CRPE reports out on what different unified enrollment systems can look like, why they are becoming more popular, and how school and system leaders can approach the process of unifying their enrollment.
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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
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
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
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
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