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Shattering Stereotypes About Urban Schools

Survey respondents reveal negative preconceptions about ‘urban’ schools persist, regardless of how well inner-city schools actually perform.
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Common Applications
Diversity and Inclusion
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Unifying Enrollment

How Educators Can Break Cycles of Redlined Segregation

When neighborhood school maps are influenced by decades-old segregationist housing policies, how are today’s leading educators creating equalities? To start, many are taking a honest look at redlining and how that’s played a part in creating segregated schools.
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Data and Evaluation
Diversity and Inclusion

Mobile: Education's Final Equitable Frontier

In their January report, The Brookings Institution is arguing that 5G is capable of being the great equitizer for communities of color. Fifth-generation (5G) mobile networks, set to soon deploy, are the next advancement in mobile broadband, replacing 4G LTE technology. Not only faster, 5G is much more capable of handling large amounts of data.
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A bright year ahead

First and foremost, I hope everyone enjoyed some wonderful quality time with family and friends over the holidays. This new year was an especially important one for me because it capped off an incredibly exciting year in our organization.
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Diversity and Inclusion
School Choice
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Want to close the opportunity gap? Presentation matters.

One of the promises of school choice is that the freedom it creates is supposed to benefit all families, opening up new pathways for underserved or disadvantaged groups. But historically, that hasn't always been the case.
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Common Applications
Data and Evaluation
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Unifying Enrollment

Five areas where improving family engagement can have the largest impact

Both the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York, among others, are sending their resources to family-engagement initiatives.
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Diversity and Inclusion
Strategic Enrollment Management
Student and Family Engagement

How to raise student achievement in low-income districts

It's all about the money. According to a recent study published in the American Economic Journal, increases in educational funding are indeed tied to academic progress over time.
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School Sustainability
Strategic Enrollment Management

As school district budgets reach their breaking point, something's gotta give.

If they weren't there already, it seems that across the country, school district budgets are in terrible shape. And it might only get worse. Largely, school operating costs are rising – while overall funding is retracting. And in some places, the cuts are coming from more than one side.
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Diversity and Inclusion
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Getting around the funding gap: how to equalize opportunities for low-income students

The latest government data on school finances is out, and the results aren't pretty: deep financial inequalities exist nationally between wealthy and poor school districts.
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Diversity and Inclusion
School Choice
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Unifying Enrollment

How a district improves academics – against all odds.

Academic performance in Camden, New Jersey has come a remarkable way in the last five years. But from the start, the odds were against them.
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