Tuesday, March 12, 2013
District 13 wants to know why 1,100 of 3,400 children go to Fridley or other nearby district schools instead, the Star Tribune reported.
When a third of the children in the Columbia Heights School District attend school elsewhere, they take $11 million in state funding with them. That's one of the hard facts behind a district survey of parents in the district seeking to discover why kids don't stay in district schools, the Star Tribune reported: About 660 children open enroll into the district, mostly from Minneapolis. But that still leaves the district a net loser in the open-enrollment race. The 1,100 students leaving Columbia Height Schools fan out to neighboring districts, with Fridley, St. Anthony-New Brighton and Mounds View absorbing the most. One Columbia Heights parent told the newspaper those patterns influenced his family's choice: He worried that with the influx…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
A new study looks at how open enrollment among school districts is affecting racial composition of student bodies. Here is a tool for looking up the racial composition of Minnesota schools.
A new study from the University of Minnesota Law School released last Friday found that Minnesota's policy of open enrollment between school districts increased racial segregation in the metro area from 2000–2010. Click on the PDF to the right of this article to read the full report. Use the widget above to see the racial makeup of each district in Minnesota. According to the study, 36 percent of open enrollment in the Twin Cities had a segregating effect in the 2009–10 school year. By contrast, 24 percent had an integrating effect. Open enrollment had a race-neutral effect in the remaining districts. See excerpts from the report concerning local schools in an earlier Fridley Patch post: How Open Enrollment Affects Racial Makeup in Fridley…
Sunday, January 13, 2013
U of M researchers find open enrollment increases racial segregation in Twin Cities.
Click for: How Open Enrollment Affects Racial Makeup in Fridley-Area School Districts
Friday, January 11, 2013
University of Minnesota study shows how enrollment flows between 'sender' and 'receiver' districts, including the Fridley, Spring Lake Park, Columbia Heights and Anoka-Hennepin districts.
Open enrollment between school districts has increased racial segregation in Twin Cities schools, according to new University of Minnesota research that includes data and analysis of school districts in and around the city of Fridley. Click on the PDF thumbnail at right to see the report Open Enrollment and Racial Segregation by the University of Minnesota Law School's Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity. Read or listen to Minnesota Public Radio's news report on the study . Each of the four school districts whose boundaries include parts of the city of Fridley are mentioned in the report. Here are some excerpts—please leave a comment below. Fridley Public Schools (District 14) are among those gaining the most students from open …