With more choice, DC families are unlinking their housing and school decisions | Greater Greater Washington

September 04, 2019
  • D.C. Policy Center
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On September 4, 2019 the D.C. Policy Center’s article, D.C.’s disconnect between citywide enrollment growth and neighborhood change, was covered by Greater Greater Washington:

A new report from the DC Policy Center shows that school-aged populations and school enrollment in the District’s neighborhoods are “decoupling.” While demand for high-quality schools has historically driven up the prices of housing in nearby areas, this is now changing. The report finds very little correlation between increases in school enrollment in neighborhoods where there are increases in the number of school-aged children, and neighborhood increases in housing value.

Read more: With more choice, DC families are unlinking their housing and school decisions | Greater Greater Washington

Related: D.C.’s disconnect between citywide enrollment growth and neighborhood change | D.C. Policy Center

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