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July 24, 2019
Do charters further segregate America’s schools? Yes, new study says, but most blame lies elsewhere
The expansion of charters has in fact made segregation worse within school districts — but the impact is quite small.
High school admissions
May 23, 2019
Some feared GoCPS would drive high schoolers to charters, but enrollment is up at neighborhood schools
About 100 more Chicago Public Schools freshmen enrolled at neighborhood high schools during the 2018-19 school year, an increase of 1 percent from the previous year.
May 15, 2019
D.C. voucher students don’t see test score gains, but are less likely to be frequently absent, latest research shows
The results are a mixed bag, but offer good news compared to earlier studies of D.C.’s program.
May 3, 2019
Mapleton reaches across boundaries, luring Adams 14 families with priority in enrollment
The Mapleton district sent out 10,000 post cards, including many to Adams 14 families offering prioritized enrollment.
Time to decide
April 11, 2019
Decision day: What happens when students don’t get their first-choice Chicago high school
Friday is the deadline for eighth graders to accept offers from Chicago high schools in an emotional, competitive process that begets both elation and despair.
April 11, 2019
Here’s how many students were accepted and waitlisted at each Denver school
The charts show how many students listed each Denver school as their No. 1 choice, how many students were accepted there, and how many are on the waitlist.
April 8, 2019
What one sociologist learned following 36 students through Chicago’s high-stakes admissions process
Over a year, one Loyola University researcher followed 36 Chicago eighth-graders as they applied for schools, received acceptances, and enrolled as freshmen.
Updated February 7, 2019
Lee says ‘parent choice’ education initiative coming soon in Tennessee
Gov. Bill Lee hinted that he soon will introduce a legislative initiative to give parents more education options for their children.
January 31, 2019
House lawmakers make minor changes to online schools bill, but stricter plans remain up in the air
The new amendments unanimously passed Thursday.
splitting the pie
January 30, 2019
If Indiana districts convince voters to boost their funding, should charter schools get a cut?
Charter school advocates in Indiana and across the country have long lobbied for funding equality with traditional public schools.
January 17, 2019
Tennesseans hope their new education commissioner can get testing right
“She has experience managing statewide assessment systems, and her experience, perspective, and lessons learned are exactly what we need right now, said SCORE's leader David Mansouri.
January 17, 2019
We study school choice and gentrification. Here’s how New York City should prepare for Amazon.
Where policymakers might go wrong is trusting that school integration will happen on its own.
January 16, 2019
Testing, vouchers, and pre-K: Tennessee legislature’s new ed leader weighs in
A Q&A with Rep. Mark White, the new chairman of Tennessee's powerful House Education Committee
January 14, 2019
Denver’s window for choosing schools opens Tuesday
The district especially encourages families with children going into kindergarten, sixth, and ninth grade to fill out a choice form.
January 11, 2019
After years of school voucher rejections, backers consider another approach in Tennessee
"School choice" advocates view education savings accounts as an attractive alternative for Tennessee.
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