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Murnane, Richard J. – William T. Grant Foundation, 2021
Among the many troubling legacies of centuries of slavery and discrimination in the United States are extraordinary race-based inequalities in life chances. Black children grow up in families with much lower income and wealth, on average, than White children. They are more likely than White children to live in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Intervention, Racial Differences, African American Students
Irons, Jenny – William T. Grant Foundation, 2019
Social science can be instrumental in illuminating responses to persistent social problems like racial or economic inequality. And a powerful starting point for studies that pursue this goal is a nuanced understanding of the problem at hand. That is, with a well-developed conceptualization of the contours, causes, and consequences of a given…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Equal Education, Financial Support, Racial Differences
Henrick, Erin C.; Cobb, Paul; Penuel, William R.; Jackson, Kara; Clark, Tiffany – William T. Grant Foundation, 2017
Research-Practice Partnerships (RPPs) have emerged as a promising strategy for bridging the current gulf between research and practice by bringing together experts from both fields to address problems facing K-12 U.S. education. Education RPPs provide the organizational structure to facilitate sustained collaboration between researchers and…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education, Partnerships in Education
Suárez-Orozco, Carola; Yoshikawa, Hirokazu; Tseng, Vivian – William T. Grant Foundation, 2015
As immigration has reached historic numbers in the United States, immigrant children have become an integral part of the national tapestry. While immigration has grown across all post-industrial nations, inequality has risen at a steep rate on a variety of indicators, including income distribution, child poverty, residential segregation, and…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Children, Disadvantaged Youth, Parent Background