Topic K-12

Education has long been viewed as the “great equalizer,” yet educational opportunity in the United States varies dramatically depending a family’s income. Equitable Growth’s work on K-12 education includes work on the role of school finance in equalizing opportunity and outcomes, as well as the potential synergies between investments in early childhood and later investments in K-12 education.

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Vision 2020

Addressing the need for affordable, high-quality early childhood care and education for all in the United States

FamiliesInequality & MobilityLabor
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School segregation undermines U.S. economic mobility and dynamism

Inequality & MobilityFamilies
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Investments in early childhood education improve outcomes for program participants—and perhaps other children too

FamiliesInequality & Mobility
working paper

Inequality of educational opportunity? Schools as mediators of the intergenerational transmission of income

Families
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Closing the homework gap: Why accessibility to high-quality broadband matters to U.S. schoolchildren

FamiliesInequality & Mobility
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Gerrymandered school districts perpetuate segregation by keeping low-income students out, which is bad for economic growth

Inequality & MobilityFamilies

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report

Public investments in education can spur equitable growth, pay for themselves, and create jobs for a stronger economic recovery

FamiliesInequality & MobilityTax & Macroeconomics
Coronavirus Recession

The coronavirus pandemic requires a wartime commitment for essential workers’ access to childcare

FamiliesInequality & Mobility
Coronavirus Recession

How the coronavirus pandemic is harming family well-being for U.S. low-wage workers

FamiliesLabor
Vision 2020

Addressing the need for affordable, high-quality early childhood care and education for all in the United States

FamiliesInequality & MobilityLabor
Vision 2020

Fair work schedules for the U.S. economy and society: What’s reasonable, feasible, and effective

FamiliesInequality & MobilityLabor
working paper

Do Teacher Strikes Make Parents Pro- or Anti-Labor? The Effects of Labor Unrest on Mass Attitudes

LaborFamilies
post

School segregation undermines U.S. economic mobility and dynamism

Inequality & MobilityFamilies
report

U.S. school segregation in the 21st century

Inequality & MobilityFamilies
post

Investments in early childhood education improve outcomes for program participants—and perhaps other children too

FamiliesInequality & Mobility
post

Gerrymandered school districts perpetuate segregation by keeping low-income students out, which is bad for economic growth

Inequality & MobilityFamilies
post

Closing the homework gap: Why accessibility to high-quality broadband matters to U.S. schoolchildren

FamiliesInequality & Mobility
working paper

Inequality of educational opportunity? Schools as mediators of the intergenerational transmission of income

Families
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