The New Haven, CT school district
NHPS is an urban school district with about 20,000 students
- NHPS has conducted centralized school choice since the 1990s
- Students who participate submit ranked lists of schools to the district
- NHPS takes the rankings and assigns students to schools using a centralized school choice mechanism
- The mechanism NHPS uses rewards informed strategic play
- In other words: when you are submitting your application, it helps to know how the mechanism works and what other people are writing down.
- The district conducts extensive outreach to familiarize students with the choice process.
- Choice fairs
- Open houses and visit days
- Multilingual application materials
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