Denver families using school choice pick highest quality schools
CRPE's report for A+ Denver on Denver's SchoolChoice enrollment system is featured in this Denver Post article.
An excerpt from the article by Yesenia Robles:
While Denver Public Schools has seen high rates of participation in the district’s school choice system, there are still gaps among who participates and where students request to go, according to a new report published by the nonprofit, A + Denver and written by the Center on Reinventing Public Education.
“We found that across all segments of the city, families are demanding higher-rated schools, but such schools are unevenly distributed,” the report states.
Students who were most likely to fill out a school choice form in the last three years that the report analyzed, were white students who had high performing test scores or were already enrolled in highly-rated schools. Students who are eligible for free or reduced price lunch participated less than affluent students ineligible for the lunch program.
However, students classified as English learners were more likely to participate in the school choice process than native-English speakers.
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