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Jeanne M. Powers,
Amelia Topper,
Bonnie Mazza,
Michael Silver,
Tiffany Williams,
Joy Anderson

For over 15 years, interdistrict open enrollment and charter schools have allowed Arizona families to send their children to the public schools of their choice, regardless of where they reside. To better understand how parents “shop” within Arizona’s public education marketplace, this issue of Policy Points examines the mobility of elementary school students among districts and charter schools in the Metropolitan Phoenix area. While many analyses focus on the proportion of students attending charter schools, this study assesses how students move between schools, excluding students who move due to regular grade level progression.