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June 25, 2018
Early school choice deadlines mean affluent parents often get first shot at coveted schools, new study shows
A new study finds that early registration deadlines for Boston’s school choice program tended to trip up black, Hispanic, and low-income families
June 21, 2018
Change in Colorado law sets up a ‘David and Goliath’ school choice battle no one saw coming
A last-minute provision tacked onto an unrelated bill allows school districts to send buses into neighboring jurisdictions without their consent.
May 29, 2018
D.C.’s private school voucher program hurt low-income students’ math test scores, according to federal study
Low-income students who used a voucher to attend a private school in Washington, D.C., continued to see substantially lower math test scores after two years in the program
May 25, 2018
In Denver’s gentrifying neighborhoods, some middle-class parents are avoiding the school down the block
“Everybody wants schools to be more ethnically and socioeconomically diverse. But the only control you have over that as a parent is to send your child there."
DeVos in NYC
May 15, 2018
Betsy DeVos is in New York City — and so far, she’s only touring religious private schools
DeVos is scheduled to visit the Yeshiva Darchei Torah Boys School, in Far Rockaway, Queens on Wednesday.
May 14, 2018
Is Betsy DeVos visiting a Jewish school in Manhattan Tuesday? Officials won’t say
The decision to visit a private Jewish school would almost certainly invite scrutiny.
May 3, 2018
Watching the Manhattan desegregation debate unfold, a Brooklyn mom amasses support for bigger changes
With her petition against screened middle schools, Kelly Bare said she wanted "to put out an antidote to some of the ugliness that’s out there."
out of bounds
May 2, 2018
How school choice differs for black and white families in New York City and other takeaways from a new report
In New York City, a surprising number of elementary school students opt-out of their neighborhood schools — but who travels, where they go,…
vouching for vouchers
April 24, 2018
Louisiana vouchers have led to big drops in test scores, but they also might boost college enrollment
Students who won a school voucher in Louisiana to attend their top-ranked private high school were 6 percentage points more likely to enroll in college.
pick a school
April 19, 2018
Denver touts record participation in school choice process
More than 27,000 families submitted school choices, up 17 percent from last year.
March 19, 2018
New York City charter leader Eva Moskowitz says Betsy DeVos is not ‘ready for prime time’
In New York City, Eva Moskowitz has been a lone voice of support for the controversial U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. But even…
March 16, 2018
An integration dilemma: School choice is pushing wealthy families to gentrify neighborhoods but avoid local schools
The ability to opt out of the neighborhood school increased the likelihood that a mostly black or Hispanic neighborhood would see an influx of wealthier residents.
back to the future
February 12, 2018
Debora Scheffel wants to fill State Board of Education vacancy ‘as a matter of service’
A former State Board of Education member whose defeat in 2016 handed control of the board to Democrats could be on her way back.
February 6, 2018
More Denver schools to give preference to students from low-income families
The pilot program is an effort to better integrate the city’s schools at a time when gentrification is deepening economic divides.
February 2, 2018
Five ideas to help Denver students get to the schools they choose
With school choice underway in Denver, here's how a persistent local critic would improve what he calls the district's “antiquated transportation policies.”
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