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Shattering Stereotypes About Urban Schools

Survey respondents reveal negative preconceptions about ‘urban’ schools persist, regardless of how well inner-city schools actually perform.
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Diversity and Inclusion
School Choice
Student and Family Engagement
Student Attraction and Retention

Want to close the opportunity gap? Presentation matters.

One of the promises of school choice is that the freedom it creates is supposed to benefit all families, opening up new pathways for underserved or disadvantaged groups. But historically, that hasn't always been the case.
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Diversity and Inclusion
School Choice
School Sustainability

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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Diversity and Inclusion
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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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Diversity and Inclusion
School Choice
Strategic Enrollment Management

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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School Choice
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Empowering Families Through the School Choice Journey

The concept of choice might vary from district to district, but the growth of school options is a reality for families. As a result, more school districts are recognizing the need to empower families to search for, find, and choose a school best fit to their child's needs. Discover how districts nationwide are leveraging technology to elevate the parent experience, increasing parent engagement and promoting equitable access to available school options. 
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Oakland USD: Promoting Equity and Access for Families with the Help of Technology
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Diversity and Inclusion
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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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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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Data and Evaluation
School Choice
Strategic Enrollment Management
Student and Family Engagement
Student Attraction and Retention

Ready for a More Efficient District Application Process?

In today's world of open enrollment and school choice, many K-12 district administrators are managing growing piles of applications for intra- and inter-district transfers, magnet school programs, charter schools, or other choice programs. Watch this video blog to learn how SchoolMint's strategic enrollment management solution can deliver a more efficient application experience for both administrators and families.
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School Choice
Strategic Enrollment Management
Student Attraction and Retention

Make a Stand-Out First Impression through Family Outreach & Marketing

In a field of greater school choices and increased competition, school organizations are working hard to make a positive first impression on families. This video blog demonstrates how SchoolMint's Outreach and Marketing solution can help districts and charter networks deliver a better family experience, showcase their school and program offerings, and gain critical insight into their recruitment and enrollment goals.
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