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Gamoran, Adam; Murnane, Richard – William T. Grant Foundation, 2023
Educational inequality is a long-standing and persistent challenge. Never has this inequality been more evident than during the COVID-19 era. The pandemic put existing divisions into sharp relief, and made them worse. Recent evidence tells a terrible story of the consequences of the pandemic--and the response of the education system to the…
Descriptors: Equal Education, COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Research
Richburg-Hayes, Lashawn – William T. Grant Foundation, 2021
In the quest to address income inequality and intergenerational poverty, it is critical to seek answers to the questions "What works?" and "For whom?" Education is a prime area in which to seek solutions, as one's level of education completed is positively correlated with income later in life. This connection contributes to a…
Descriptors: Tests, Scores, Poverty, Socioeconomic Influences
Smeeding, Timothy – William T. Grant Foundation, 2019
This essay is meant to inspire thinking about how the reader might aim research toward finding policy solutions that disrupt the larger foundations of inequality in the United States to improve youth outcomes (in terms of upward mobility and the factors which promote it), as well as to find policies to promote the attributes that accompany a…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Equal Education, Outcomes of Education, Income
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