On November 18, 2020, the D.C. Policy Center’s report, At-risk application patterns in D.C.’s common lottery, was cited by The DC Line:

Families of at-risk students are less likely to participate in the school lottery and submit applications prior to the deadline, a new report from the D.C. Policy Center found. Even so, author Chelsea Coffin says, there are enough applicants that an at-risk priority — something nearly authorized by the DC Council — would make a difference at charter schools with long waitlists and relatively few at-risk students. The bottom line? “Schools [with] an at-risk preference will need new outreach to make sure at-risk applicants apply by the lottery deadline,” Coffin wrote in a Twitter thread on the subject. “Schools reserving seats will need to keep those seats open for a longer period.” 

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Related: At-risk application patterns in D.C.’s common lottery | D.C. Policy Center

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