Income-achievement gaps now far surpass racial-achievement gaps, study finds


Ensuring equal access to resources can help improve educational outcomes and close achievement gaps for children from low-income families, according to a new study.

The study from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) notes that improving state finance systems can go a long way to support equitable funding and increased resource access.

The report, Mind the Gap: 20 Years of Progress and Retrenchment in School Funding, Staffing Resources & Achievement Gaps, was commissioned by ETS and written by Bruce D. Baker, Rutgers University and Danielle Farrie and David G. Sciarra of the Education...

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