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Characteristics of neighborhoods with high in-boundary school enrollment

February 27, 2018
  • Chelsea Coffin
  • Simone Roy

Chelsea Coffin, Director of the D.C. Policy Center’s Education Policy Initiative, spoke at a poster session at a conference organized by The Lab @ DC on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.  Her presentation previewed new findings from a study of D.C. students’ enrollment patterns at in-boundary and out-of-boundary public schools and public charter schools that will be published later this month. A copy of the presentation poster is available to view and download below.

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Chelsea Coffin is the Director of the Education Policy Initiative at the D.C. Policy Center.

Simone Roy is a Research Associate at the D.C. Policy Center.


Chelsea Coffin

Director of the Education Policy Initiative
D.C. Policy Center

Chelsea Coffin joined the D.C. Policy Center in September 2017 as the Director of the Education Policy Initiative. Her research focuses on how schools connect to broader dynamics in the District of Columbia. She has authored reports on diversity in D.C.’s schools, the D.C. schools with the best improvement for at-risk students, and the transition after high school in D.C. Chelsea has also conducted planning analysis at the D.C. Public Charter School Board, carried out research at the World Bank, and taught secondary school with the Peace Corps in Mozambique.

Chelsea holds a Bachelor of Arts from Middlebury College and a Master of Arts from Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) in International Economics and Development.

You can reach Chelsea at chelsea@dcpolicycenter.org.

Simone Roy

Former Research Associate
D.C. Policy Center

Simone Roy served as a Research Associate at the D.C. Policy Center.

Before joining the D.C. Policy Center, Simone was a Research Assistant in Statistics and Psychometrics at the American Institutes for Research. At the American Institutes for Research, Simone worked with education data in the Assessment division.

Simone holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Georgetown University.