On October 2, 2019, the the D.C. Policy Center’s report, Access to schools that level the playing field for D.C.’s at-risk students, was cited by USA Today:
A new report on school access by the D.C. Policy Center shows hundreds of students can’t physically get to the school that would best suit their needs, WUSA-TV reports. Chelsea Coffin, director of the center’s Education Policy Initiative and the study’s author, examined schools that show the most improvement for at-risk students, defined as children who are homeless or receiving government assistance. She found most so-called leveler schools are farthest from the kids who need them most. Coffin said hundreds of children living east of the Potomac River don’t have the option of driving to school. Data from the deputy mayor of education shows children in Wards 7 and 8 travel the longest to get to school, with routes averaging over an hour.
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