‘At-risk’ D.C. students to get priority in pre-K lottery | Washington Post

December 11, 2021
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On December 11, 2021, the D.C. Policy Center’s article, At-risk application patterns in D.C.’s common lottery, was cited by the Washington Post:

2020 study conducted by the D.C. Policy Center found that prioritizing at-risk students had the potential to improve their chance “to match at a school they have ranked and to increase socioeconomic diversity, especially at a subset of schools that serve low percentages of students who are at-risk.” The study said sibling preference preserved schools’ preexisting demographics by making it harder for students without siblings at a school to get in.

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