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

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School segregation undermines U.S. economic mobility and dynamism

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

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

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

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

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The evolution of charter school quality in Texas

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The evolution of charter school quality

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Seminar Series: The Evolution of Charter School Quality (Invitation only)

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There is more to equal access to a good education than sound school budgets

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Equity, efficiency and education spending in the United States

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Reducing inequality through dynamic complementarity: Evidence from Head Start and public school spending

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Trump administration 2018 budget swaps heavy cuts to education for focus on school choice

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Better understanding the importance of diversity in U.S. preschool programs

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Persistent economic disadvantage and education inequality in the United States

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Learning where we stand: How school experiences matter for civic marginalization and political inequality

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School finance reform and educational equity

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“Throwing money at the problem” may actually work in education

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TOPICS: K-12
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