Study Publications

Corcoran, Sean P., Jennifer L. Jennings, Sarah Cohodes, and Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj. "Leveling the Playing Field for High School Choice: Results from a Field Experiment of Informational Interventions." NBER Working Paper #24471.

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Sattin-Bajaj, Carolyn, Jennifer L. Jennings, Sean P. Corcoran, Elizabeth Christine Baker-Smith, and Chantal Hailey. 2018. "Surviving at the Street Level: How Counselor's Implementation of School Choice Policy Shapes Students' High School Destinations.Sociology of Education, 91(1): 46-71. 

Related Publications

Blagg, Kristin, Matthew Chingos, Sean P. Corcoran, Sarah A. Cordes, Joshua Cowen, Patrick Denice, Betheny Gross, Jane Arnold Lincove, Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj, Amy Ellen Schwartz, and Jon Valant. 2018. "The Road to School: How Far Students Travel to School in the Choice-Rich Cities of Denver, Detroit, New Orleans, New York City, and Washington, DC." Washington, D.C.: Urban Institute.

Corcoran, Sean P. and E. Christine Baker-Smith. 2018. "Pathways to an Elite Education: Application, Admission, and Matriculation to New York City's Specialized High Schools.Education Finance and Policy 13(2): 256-279.

Sattin-Bajaj, Carolyn. 2015. "Unaccompanied Minors: How Children of Latin American Immigrants Negotiate High School Choice." American Journal of Education 121: 381-415.

Sattin-Bajaj, Carolyn. 2014. "Unaccompanied Minors: Immigrant Youth, School Choice and the Pursuit of Equity." Harvard Education Press.

Nathanson, Lori, Sean P. Corcoran and Christine Baker-Smith. 2013. "High School Choice in NYC: A Report on the School Choices and Placements of Low-Achieving Students." The Research Alliance for New York City Schools. 

Jennings, Jennifer L. 2010. "School Choice or Schools' Choice? Managing in an Era of Accountability." Sociology of Education, 83(3): 227-247. 


New York Times "Helping the Disadvantaged in New York Schools [Letter to the Editor]" from May 30, 2017

Education Week "Dear Secretary Betsy DeVos, Don't Overlook Parents" from September 19, 2017