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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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

Families
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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

Inequality & MobilityFamilies

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Can school finance reforms improve student achievement?

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Does inequality affect high school dropout rates?

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School finance reform and the distribution of student achievement

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Like grandmother, like granddaughter: Education doesn’t change

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Does Nevada’s new school choice program hurt low- and middle-income students?

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Education, housing, and U.S. economic inequality

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The importance of where you live for U.S. economic mobility

Inequality & MobilityFamilies
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New John Bates Clark winner takes policy-relevant research very seriously

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ICYMI: Lynch on the economic gains from reducing education inequality

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The economic and fiscal consequences of improving U.S. educational outcomes

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The Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Improving U.S. Educational Outcomes

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The Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Improving U.S. Educational Outcomes

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