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www.BuildingChoice.org is an online toolkit of resources for public school choice, drawn from diverse school districts across the country.
The primary features of this website are:
Vignettes describing how existing public school districts have developed or operated aspects of their public school choice programs;
Samples of forms, brochures, meeting agendas and other materials that districts have created and used to support their public school choice programs;
Tools, including templates and procedures, developed specifically for this Web site for use in creating or managing a public school choice program;
Links to additional resources on public school choice, such as Web sites, articles, and organizations; and
Profiles of school districts from which materials for www.BuildingChoice.org have been collected.
The site also answers the following questions:
What Is Public School Choice?
Why Is Choice Important?
How Can I Make Choice Happen?
The www.BuildingChoice.org tools are organized around five action areas:
- Create a Vision
- Communicate with Parents
- Manage Operations
- Support Schools
- Evaluate the Program
Note: www.BuildingChoice.org was developed by WestEd and Edvance under contract to the Office of Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education. Listing of resources on the Web site should not be construed or interpreted as an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Education of any private organization or business listed thereon.