Educational Equity

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The question of educational equity involves the gap in achievement between minority and nonminority students. RAND has conducted research into the effects of grouping students by ability, preschool participation, charter programs, and school funding on schools' abilities to provide equal education to students of varying socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds.

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    How to Sustain Summer Learning Programs

    Oct 23, 2017

    Summer learning programs can provide academic support to students who need it the most. But they tend to be threatened when budgets are tight. Can integrating these programs into school districts' core priorities and operations improve their sustainability?

  • Students in the Munroe Elementary School after-school garden club chop vegetables to put in a stir fry dish they will cook in Denver, Colorado, May 9, 2012

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    Out-of-School Time Programs Are Worthy of Public Investment

    Oct 23, 2017

    Children need safe places, caring adults, and enriching activities when not in school. Out-of-school time programs build human and cultural capital and develop kids' interests and skills. Public funding helps low-income youth have experiences that may provide lasting developmental benefits.

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