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Research (Planning for Quality Schools: Meeting the Needs of District Families - Phase One)

Phase one of the Quality Schools Project provides a comprehensive profile of the supply of DC public primary and secondary schools and of the students attending these schools in the 2006-07 school year. The report examines such questions as:

• What types of public schools are available in the District and who is attending them?

• How do students get access to various types of public schools?

• Where are students attending school, and where do they live in relation to the schools they attend?

The Quality Schools Project – a joint effort of the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education, the 21st Century School Fund, the Brookings Institution, and the Urban Institute – creates a firm analytical basis to help the city plan for quality schools to meet the needs of the District’s families.

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