Open Enrollment

Fans and teammates stand during the national anthem at a basketball game at Palmyra-Eagle High School in Palmyra, Wis., Jan. 16.
Fans and teammates stand during the national anthem at a basketball game at Palmyra-Eagle High School in Palmyra, Wis., Jan. 16.
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School & District Management A School District in Fiscal Free-Fall Scrambles to Avoid Crash Landing
Emotions remain raw as educators and residents in a rural Wisconsin district dig for solutions after being denied the option of dissolving.
Daarel Burnette II, January 31, 2020
11 min read
Tara LeRoy, left, and her daughter Bailey, 10, tend their pony at their home in Palmyra, Wis. LeRoy has joined with other parents in seeking ways the Palmyra-Eagle district could stave off dissolving because of financial pressures.
Tara LeRoy, left, and her daughter Bailey, 10, tend their pony at their home in Palmyra, Wis. LeRoy has joined with other parents in seeking ways the Palmyra-Eagle district could stave off dissolving because of financial pressures.
Lauren Justice for Education Week
Student Well-Being Open Enrollment Has Drained One District. It's Looking to Dissolve
Wisconsin’s Palmyra-Eagle district has lost more than half its students in the last decade, sparking a fiscal crisis. A special board is deciding whether the district should be allowed to dissolve.
Daarel Burnette II, December 10, 2019
8 min read
School Choice & Charters Trump Wants to Use Title I to Boost School Choice, But the Devil's in the Details
The Politics K-12's team took a look at Trump's proposal to use $1 billion in additional Title I aid to states to encourage public school choice.
Andrew Ujifusa, March 21, 2017
1 min read
School Choice & Charters 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.
Arianna Prothero, May 11, 2016
4 min read
Equity & Diversity 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.
Arianna Prothero, February 9, 2016
2 min read
School & District Management 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.
Arianna Prothero, February 4, 2016
2 min read
School Choice & Charters 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.
Arianna Prothero, December 9, 2015
1 min read
School Choice & Charters 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.
Arianna Prothero, September 17, 2015
5 min read
School Choice & Charters 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.
Katie Ash, January 8, 2014
2 min read
School Choice & Charters 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.
Katie Ash, July 29, 2013
2 min read
School Choice & Charters 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.
Katie Ash, December 11, 2012
3 min read
School Choice & Charters 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.
Sean Cavanagh, September 21, 2012
2 min read
School Choice & Charters 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.
Sean Cavanagh, September 17, 2012
3 min read
Federal School Choice, and Cultural Identity, in GOP Platform
The Republican platform argues in favor of vouchers, charters, and other versions of school choice, and against "centralizing forces seeking to remake America."
Sean Cavanagh, August 29, 2012
2 min read