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Open Enrollment is on the Menu—But Can You Order It? - Open enrollment can be limited to a student's choice of schools within district boundaries (intradistrict choice) or schools outside of the boundaries of the district (interdistrict). State policymakers decide whether schools may choose to participate or whether they are required to participate. Open enrollment is not a one-size-fits-all policy. It may be voluntary or mandatory at the state or district level, and it may allow for intradistrict or interdistrict transfer. Among other topics, this paper discusses what open enrollment looks like, why it's an option, and why states and districts offer it. (Marga Mikulecky, ECS, June 2013)...

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

State Policies for Open Enrollment Database - This searchable database contains information about the state policies for open enrollment in each state. It includes individual state profiles, comparisons of state policies across several states and predetermined reports. (Education Commssion of the States, 2013)...

An Evaluation of Denver's SchoolChoice Process, 2012-2014 - An examination of Denver's SchoolChoice program finds more than 25 percent of students participate and most got one of their choices. In transition years, 90 percent were matched with a choice and most got their first choice. Gaps remain: lower proportions of students eligible for free or reduced lunch participate and white students participate at far higher rates than minority students. The proportion of seats in highly rated schools has grown. (Betheny Gross and Patrick Denice, Center on Reinventing Public Education for A+ Denver, January 2015)...

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