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ERIC Number: ED535435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Recommendations for Choice Program Provisions in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Issue Brief No. 3
National Coalition on School Diversity (NJ1)
This policy brief addresses several key provisions in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act that provide policy support and funding to states and localities seeking to deconcentrate poverty and reduce racial isolation in schools. These "choice" programs which include the Magnet Schools Assistance Program and the Voluntary School Choice Program, provide low-income and minority students with opportunities to go to higher-performing schools outside of their traditional school assignment boundaries. A large body of research demonstrates that students attending low-poverty and diverse schools experience more positive academic outcomes and greater opportunities in post-secondary education and career. For this reason, the National Coalition on School Diversity has also encouraged the federal government to promote deconcentration of poverty and racial diversity in the Charter Schools Program, another key "choice" program within the ESEA. As Congress approaches the reauthorization of ESEA, it should adopt the recommendations presented in this paper to ensure that the law's choice programs can continue to support high-quality and efficacious programs that reinforce the law's goals of equity and diversity. (Contains 5 endnotes.)
National Coalition on School Diversity. 1200 18th Street NW Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-906-8023; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Coalition on School Diversity
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act