On August 4, 2020, the D.C. Policy Center’s article, At-risk priority in D.C.’s common lottery: Potential implications for access and diversity, was cited by the Washington Post:

The D.C. Policy Center, a local think tank, released a study last month examining the impact that adding an at-risk preference would have on lottery results. The study examined data from 12 charter schools with long waiting lists and small at-risk populations, and found that at-risk applicants had a 4 percent chance of getting a slot for prekindergarten at a school, compared with 10 percent of applicants across all groups.

Read more: D.C. debates whether low-income students should get preference in the school lottery system | Washington Post

Related: At-risk priority in D.C.’s common lottery: Potential implications for access and diversity | D.C. Policy Center

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