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Enroll Detroit hosts school expo at Eastern Market, Fox 2 News

Friday, April 22nd, 2016


Excellent Schools Detroit to roll out common enrollment plan, Crain's Detroit Business

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Enroll Detroit launches Friday at enrolldetroit.org and at six EdCenters at participating recreation and community centers across the city including The Children’s Center, and will offer a streamlined enrollment process for all participating K-12 schools

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Editorial: Make school choice work for Detroit families, The Detroit News

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Starting Friday, Detroit families will have a new resource to help them choose a school for their children. Given the expansion of school choice in the city and the wide array of schools parents can select from, a move toward a common enrollment system could simplify — and stabilize — the process.

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Common enrollment launches in Detroit, Detroit Free Press

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

The nonprofit Excellent Schools Detroit in launching a common enrollment system today that is designed to make signing up for school easier and more equitable for Detroit families. Parents of children entering kindergarten or ninth grade in the fall will be able to use the new system during a 30-day window starting April 1.

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Snyder details plans to fix Detroit schools; could cost state $715 million, Crain’s Detroit Business

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Gov. Rick Snyder today outlined a $715 million plan to split Detroit’s troubled public school system into two separate districts to help improve academic performance while paying down more than a half billion dollars in operating debt.

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Gross: Common enrollment can help Detroit parents, Detroit News

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Two competing plans to fix Detroit’s troubled public schools—one from the Coalition for the Future of Detroit Schoolchildren, the other from Gov. Rick Snyder—have plenty of differences. But they agree on at least one thing: the need for a common enrollment system.

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Editor’s Note: Is common enrollment right for Detroit?, Detroit News

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Chances are, you’ve heard the term “common enrollment” recently. But what exactly does that mean? And how would it help parents in Detroit find the best school?

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Gov. Snyder proposes creating new Detroit school district, using old district to pay off debt, MLive

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder proposed splitting Detroit Public Schools into two districts — one to educate children and another dedicated to paying off debt — among other reforms Thursday.

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Common Enrollment: Lessons for Detroit, Detroit Free Press

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

When preparing to move to Washington, D.C., in 2012, Erika and Lamont Harrell spent so much time applying to charter schools that it felt like a full-time job. They filled out 24 applications — a dozen for each of their two sons — and juggled different school websites and deadlines.

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