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Backfill in Charter High Schools: Practices to Learn From and Questions to be Answered
August, 2015
Paul Hill, Tricia Maas

Paul Hill and Tricia Maas explore the charter high school "backfill" issue, using interviews with charter sector leaders to understand competing perspectives and practices that support transfer students.

The Best of Both Worlds: School District-Charter Sector Boundary Spanners
August, 2015
Sarah Yatsko, Angela Bruns

This paper explores the practice of district superintendents looking beyond the usual candidate pool and hiring administrators who have seen strong successes in the charter sector.

The Best of Both Worlds: Can District-Charter Co-Location Be a Win-Win?
August, 2015
Michael DeArmond, Elizabeth Cooley Nelson, Angela Bruns

This report explores the challenges of leveraging co-location as a tool for school improvement.

Common Enrollment, Parents, and School Choice: Early Evidence from Denver and New Orleans
May, 2015
Betheny Gross, Michael DeArmond, Patrick Denice

This report examines the implementation and early results of common enrollment systems in Denver and New Orleans.

An Evaluation of Denver's SchoolChoice Process, 2012–2014: Is the School Enrollment System Working for Families?
January, 2015
Betheny Gross, Patrick Denice

Published in coordination with A+ Denver, the report evaluates Denver's SchoolChoice enrollment system from 2012 to 2014.

Special Education in New Orleans: Juggling Flexibility, Reinvention, and Accountability in the Nation's Most Decentralized School System
January, 2015
Lynn Schnaiberg, Robin Lake

This paper looks at new efforts to ensure special education functions effectively in New Orleans' full-choice public education landscape.

How Parents Experience Public School Choice
December, 2014
Ashley Jochim, Michael DeArmond, Betheny Gross, Robin Lake

A survey of 4,000 parents in eight "high-choice" cities finds parents are taking advantage of choice, but they want more good options.

In-Depth Portfolio Assessment: Shelby County Schools, Memphis, TN
June, 2014
Christine Campbell, Libuse Binder

This report on the newly merged Shelby County Schools' (TN) provides an assessment of where the district stands in relation to the portfolio strategy’s 7 components.

Stakeholder Engagement for Common Enrollment Systems
March, 2014

This brief provides an introductory look at how leaders can effectively engage stakeholders during the design and implementation of a common enrollment system.

Working Together to Manage Enrollment: Key Governance and Operations Decisions
March, 2014

This issue brief explains how three cities—Denver, New Orleans, and Washington, D.C.—are addressing the issues involved with governing cross-sector enrollment systems.


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