Educational Equity

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Educational equity is fair and just access to the support and resources necessary to achieve a student's full academic and social potential. RAND research has examined the benefits of and access to early childhood education; education inequities that intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic; teaching students with disabilities; anti-bias education in U.S. schools; and the education challenges that immigrants and refugees face.

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    Stackable Credentials: Making College Work for More Students

    In some fields, stackable credentials offer a promising strategy for reshaping postsecondary education and training for underserved students. Used effectively, stackable programs can provide low-income students with a path to the middle class.

    Jan 11, 2024

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    High Schools Offer Uneven Access to Math Courses and College Preparation

    High school math experiences are important predictors of college and career readiness. But many students—particularly those who are Black, Hispanic, or from low-income households—do not have access to advanced mathematics courses. What can schools do to make math learning more equitable?

    Feb 27, 2024

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