EVENT: Implications for schools implementing an at-risk priority in the common lottery

November 18, 2020
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Wednesday, November 18, 2020
1:00 – 2:00 PM  (Recording available)
Via Zoom — RSVP for credentials
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Soon, public charter schools in D.C. may be able to opt into an at-risk priority in the common lottery, where students who are eligible for public benefits, are experiencing homelessness, are involved in the foster care system, or are overage in high school would have a higher chance of matching at a particular school.

A July 2020 D.C. Policy Center report, At-risk priority in D.C.’s common lottery: Implications for access and diversity, found that this priority has the potential to increase match rates for at-risk applicants and improve diversity at a subset of public charter schools.

In November 2020, the D.C. Policy Center will release a follow-up study on application patterns for at-risk and not at-risk applicants to inform how schools implement an at-risk priority.

At this virtual event, Chelsea Coffin of the D.C. Policy Center will briefly present findings from the new report with an analysis of common lottery data, followed by a panel discussion of what other factors schools should consider.




We understand that some interested attendees, especially parents, may not be able to attend the live event at 1:00pm on a weekday. This event will be recorded — if you cannot attend the event live, we welcome your RSVP and we will share access to the recording after the event to all registered RSVPs. Thank you!