“SEII assists Boston’s School Choice Discussion”
The Boston Globe; December 5, 2012
SEII Director Parag Pathak together with graduate student Peng Shi to provide ongoing analytical assistance to Boston Public Schools and the External Advisory Committee at the request of Boston’s Mayor Thomas Menino. The Mayor’s decision supports Superintendent Carol R. Johnson’s recommendation that her technical team work with Professor Parag Pathak, director of the School Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative (SEII) at MIT. The team will conduct an in-depth analysis on zone-based and non-zone-based models to simulate how families would choose schools under a new system. The analysis is based on several years of assignment data and used to project choice patterns in the future.