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Choice of Schools

From the ECS State Policy Database: Choice of Schools--Magnet or Specialized Schools - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

The 2014 Education Choice and Competition Index Summary and Commentary - Arguing that lack of school choice perpetuates inequality in districts with residential school assignment zones, the 2014 Education Choice and Competition Index ranks districts by choice. Among considerations are amount of choice, maximization of parental preference and school assignment, funding and management processes that favor the growth of popular schools and subsidies for poor families. Winner was New Orleans; the laggard, Northern Utah County. (Grover J. (Russ) Whitehurst and Ellie Klein, Brookings, February 2015)...

Numbers and Types of Public Elementary and Secondary Schools, By School Type - Table 2 - Table indicates the number of operating public elementary and secondary schools by school type, charter, magnet, Title I and Title I schoolwide status, and state or jurisdiction for the 2011-12 school year. (National Center for Education Statistics, April 2012)...

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