Even with a simplified process for choosing high schools, accessing high-quality options remains a challenge for some families.
Increasingly complex school choice systems are spurring local organizations to offer hands-on support for low-income families.
Christine Campbell and Georgia Heyward show how school choice is creating new opportunities for families as well as challenges for cities.
Mike DeArmond and José Hernández profile Cleveland’s school transformation plan, launched five years ago, and find promising trends in its initiatives to improve school choice.
The payoff of well-chosen cooperation is worth the effort for districts, charters, and families, writes Robin Lake.
Ashley Jochim presents evidence on whether offering school choice to families is an effective tool to promote educational equity in this guest blog for Brookings Brown Center Chalkboard.
Betheny Gross explains how the New Orleans common enrollment system is evolving and improving.
Common enrollment more fairly and effectively distributes the available supply of schools, writes Betheny Gross. It also highlights the need for more high-quality schools to go around.
Betheny Gross discusses the benefits and challenges of universal enrollment systems in cities with a high degree of school choice.
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