EVENT: Can Enrollment Preferences Increase Equity in D.C. Schools?

July 21, 2020
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Approximately one half of D.C.’s public and public charter school students are considered at-risk. But at-risk students and non-at-risk students are not evenly distributed across schools. Only 25 percent of at-risk students attend a highly-rated school, compared to 58 percent of non-at-risk students. And, in recent years, a majority of D.C. schools have become less economically diverse, or have seen no change in their economic diversity. Could an enrollment preference for at-risk students increase equity and integration in D.C. schools?

Join the D.C. Policy Center in partnership with The Century Foundation on Tuesday, July 21 at 2:00 PM EST as we discuss the D.C. Policy Center’s newest research on the implications of implementing a preference for at-risk students in Washington, D.C.’s common lottery, and what such a preference could mean for public charter schools in the city.


  • Daniela Anello, head of school, DC Bilingual PCS
  • Chelsea Coffin, Director, Education Policy Initiative, D.C. Policy Center
  • Halley Potter, senior fellow, The Century Foundation
  • Ana Rodriguez, parent leader, PAVE
  • DaSean Jones, parent leader, PAVE

View a recording of the event here.

Can Enrollment Preferences Increase Equity in D.C. Schools?
Tuesday, July 21, 2020  |  2:00 PM EST
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