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May 11, 2016

Despite School Choice, Uneven Grad Rates Persist Among N.Y.C. Neighborhoods

Despite more than a decade of letting students choose where to attend high school, students who live in poor neighborhoods of New York City still graduate at far lower rates than their wealthier peers.

February 09, 2016

Here's How Six Charter School Networks Are Trying to Increase Student Diversity

A new report from The Century Foundation highlights the admissions practices of regular school districts and charters that are designed to foster diversity.

February 04, 2016

Denver Gets High Marks for School Choice in Brookings Report

Denver is the first large school district to receive an A grade from the Brookings Institution's annual Education Choice and Competition Index.

December 09, 2015

New Orleans, Indiana, Nevada Top Charter and School Choice Rankings

Those are the findings from two separate reports released this week by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and the National Association for of Charter School Authorizers.

September 17, 2015

What Do Parents Think About Algorithms Choosing Schools for Their Kids?

Common enrollment systems are billed as a way to help families navigate school choice, but these policies have drawn strong criticism from some parents.

January 08, 2014

New Orleans, New York City Top List of Friendliest Cities for School Choice

Washington-based think tank the Brookings Institution released its annual report ranking 107 school districts based on how well school choice can thrive.

July 29, 2013

Waitlist for La.'s Course Choice Program Grows to Over 1,000

The state department of education is now scrambling to scrape together additional funding to accommodate the influx of requests.

December 11, 2012

La. Gov. Jindal Frames School Choice as a Matter of Equality

Gov. Bobby Jindal, who has promoted vouchers in his state, described teacher unions as a major obstacle to the expansion of school choice. Unions have been sharply critical of the governor's agenda, saying it undermines public education.

September 21, 2012

Ky. Court Sides With School Boards on School Assignment

Kentucky's Supreme Court says that school boards have broad powers to assign students to schools over the wishes of parents, who may want a spot for their children in the nearest one.

September 17, 2012

Open-Enrollment Charter Says It's Giving Up on Nashville, for Now

Great Hearts Academies, an Arizona charter school operator, says it will give up on its application to open a charter in Nashville after seeing the local school board reject its requests to do so.

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