YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – The first Mahoning County survey on open enrollment is complete and the results show that students who leave a poor-performing district tend to do better in the district they choose to attend.
But the authors of the study said the difference is not significant except in the poorest performing school district, which would be Youngstown. The survey, “The Impact of Inter-district Open Enrollment in Mahoning County Public Schools: A Decade of Choice,” was written by Ron Iarussi, superintendent of the Mahoning County Educational Services Center and the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center, and Karen H. Larwin, a professor in the Beeghly College of Education at Youngstown State University.
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