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How to raise student achievement in low-income districts

It's all about the money. According to a recent study published in the American Economic Journal, increases in educational funding are indeed tied to academic progress over time.
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School Choice

As school district budgets reach their breaking point, something's gotta give.

If they weren't there already, it seems that across the country, school district budgets are in terrible shape. And it might only get worse. Largely, school operating costs are rising – while overall funding is retracting. And in some places, the cuts are coming from more than one side.
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Diversity and Inclusion

Getting around the funding gap: how to equalize opportunities for low-income students

The latest government data on school finances is out, and the results aren't pretty: deep financial inequalities exist nationally between wealthy and poor school districts.
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Unifying Enrollment

How a district improves academics – against all odds.

Academic performance in Camden, New Jersey has come a remarkable way in the last five years. But from the start, the odds were against them.
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Enrollment Management
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As a school district and a charter network find enrollment success, equality may be the real winner.

Chicago Public Schools and Blackstone Valley Prep are providing equal access through strategic enrollment management. See how SchoolMint is helping increase enrollment and equality for these two school systems.
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Diversity and Inclusion
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School Choice

Organization is the New Integration

There’s change stirring in San Antonio, and it has the potential to reorganize the educational system as we know it. See how SAISD Chief Innovation Officer is working to bring equality back to San Antonio schools with a new enrollment policy that is 'diverse by design'.
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When Enrollment is Declining, How Do We Step Forward?

When enrollment numbers are declining, school districts must find a better way to engage families, provide transparent enrollment options, and market their schools across communities. See how a strategic approach to enrollment management provides a competitive advantage.
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Oakland USD: Promoting Equity and Access for Families with the Help of Technology
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Oakland USD: Promoting Equity and Access for Families

With school options in Oakland expanding beyond neighborhood and even district schools, the school market has become more complex and competition for schools has intensified. View this blog and download a copy of a presentation given by Charles Wilson, the Executive Director of Enrollment and Portfolio Management at OUSD, during which he shares the steps that they have taken to promote equity and provide better access to high-quality school information for their community through the use of tools and systems for parents and staff.
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Diversity and Inclusion
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School Choice
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Making School Choice Transparent and Accessible with School Finder

At SchoolMint, we believe that every family should have access to transparent and accurate information about their child’s education. We launched the School Finder in 2015 to help families navigate the school choice process and improve communication across districts, schools, and communities. Read our interview with Victoria Pacchiana-Rojas, Product Manager for the School Finder, to learn more.
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SchoolMint Founders - We are Thrilled to Join the Hero K12 EdTech Platform
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A New Chapter: We are Thrilled to Join EdTech Platform with Hero K12

SchoolMint, along with Hero K12, is announcing that we will be joining forces to become part of the integrated Hero K12 EdTech Platform, in which we will have the opportunity to more deeply and expansively support school systems and families nationwide.
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