Common enrollment systems offer a single form and deadline for families to apply to almost all schools within a city, including regular district schools, charters, magnets, and in some cases voucher programs at private schools.
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May 12, 2015
May 05, 2015
Although the foundation's education initiatives have benefited individual families, those improvements aren't translating into systemwide change, according to the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy.
May 05, 2015
According to estimates from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, New York City had the largest number of students with their names on wait lists at at 163,000.
April 28, 2015
A new report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute finds that, on average, Ohio students gleaned academic benefits when their poor-performing schools were shut down and they enrolled elsewhere. But the study also acknowledges there's a major dearth of research on how school closures impact students.
March 26, 2015
Leaders in New Orleans' charter school system face constant pressure to increase enrollment, though few are employing strategies that substantially improve their schools, a new study finds.
March 03, 2015
The poll results were unveiled in tandem with a new charter school accountability initiative being spearheaded by the Center for Popular Democracy and In the Public Interest.
February 11, 2015
The 2.9 million students now enrolled in charters represents a 14 percent increase from the 2013-14 school year.
February 05, 2015
The average charter school kindergartner's classmates are nearly five times more likely to have a vaccine exemption than those in a regular district school.
February 04, 2015
Using data from the 2013-14 school year, the Brookings Institution's 2014 Education Choice and Competition Index ranks districts based on how many school choice options and supports families can access.
January 30, 2015
The variation in conclusions from three studies released this week can likely be attributed to methodology ... and politics.