Friday, July 26, 2013

School choice in New Orleans

The one-application system in New Orleans is suffering from some growing pains, as it faces the demands of charter schools and others. One difficult question that faces all school districts is how to deal with the non-negligible number of "no-shows" as the school year starts, and the places they may free up in desirable schools that were over capacity. In New Orleans, they have tried to move the date forward by requiring confirmation of plans to attend before the beginning of the school year.

In choice system, New Orleans schools face new problems with no-shows (July 13)

Of course, sometimes the problem is not as big as anticipated

Fewer than 30 students lose seats at Orleans Parish conventional schools (July 16)

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