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School Choice—Charter Schools, Open Enrollment and the Choice is Yours

Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity Response to Charter School Partners January 6 Post

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Charter Schools in the Twin Cities: 2013 Update (2013)

This report uses 2012-13 data and shows that charters are still much more likely to be segregated than their traditional counterparts.
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Open Enrollment and Racial Segregation (2012)

This study provides evidence that Minnesota's open enrollment program increases racial segregation in area schools.
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Integrated Magnets (2013)

Best Practices.
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Update of IRP's 2008 Report on Charter Schools in the Twin Cities (2012)

This report updates the data underlying the 2008 report entitled Failed Promises: Assessing Charter Schools in the Twin Cities.
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Failed Promises: Assessing Charter Schools in the Twin Cities (2008)

This report documents that charter schools lag behind traditional public schools and intensify racial and economic segregation in the Twin Cities.
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The Choice is Ours: Expanding Educational Opportunity for all Twin Cities Children (2007)

This IRP report reveals the disturbing extent of school segregation in the Twin Cities region. However, the authors envision a brighter future if an already successful school choice program is expanded. The report describes how economic and racial segregation harm children and the region.
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Expanding Educational Opportunity Through School and Housing Choice (2008)

This research paper details the prevalence of segregation in many Twin Cities schools.
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The State of Public Schools in Post-Katrina New Orleans: The Challenge of Creating Equal Opportunity (2010)

This study examines reform in New Orleans public schools after Hurricane Katrina.
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Choice, Equal Protection and Metropolitan Integration (2006)

This article, published in the Fordham Urban Law Journal, recommends that land use and housing policies be marshaled to reduce residential racial segregation and concentrated poverty. Such policies should be statewide, or at least regional, in scope. Isolated policies encourage leap-frog development that in turn promotes both sprawl and racial segregation. It also argues that state legislatures must adopt coordinated policy approaches, using Oregon's comprehensive land use legislation as an example of policies that effectively promote affordable housing and decrease urban sprawl.
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"The State of Public Schools in Post-Katrina New Orleans: The Challenge of Creating Equal Opportunity,"
by Baris Gumus-Dawes, Thomas Luce, and Myron Orfield, in Educational Choice Policy in the Last Three Decades (Gary Orfield, Erica Frankenberg, eds.), forthcoming, 2012
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