Education Resources 2016-11-27T09:08:23+00:00

6 points on race and culture from JD Vance and William Julius Wilson

September 26th, 2017|Comments Off on 6 points on race and culture from JD Vance and William Julius Wilson

America’s divisions – of race, class and culture – were the subject of an in-depth conversation here at Brookings between William Julius Wilson, Harvard professor, author of The Truly Disadvantaged and Brookings Non-Resident Senior [...]

Rural dreams: Upward mobility in America’s countryside

September 26th, 2017|Comments Off on Rural dreams: Upward mobility in America’s countryside

One of the defining features of the “American Dream” is the ability to succeed despite being born to disadvantaged circumstances. However, growing up to be better off than one’s parents – upward absolute intergenerational [...]

Race, poverty, and interpreting overrepresentation in special education

September 26th, 2017|Comments Off on Race, poverty, and interpreting overrepresentation in special education

New research by Morgan, Farkas, Hillemeier and Maczuga once again finds that when you take other student characteristics—notably family income and achievement—into account, racial and ethnic minority students are less likely to be identified [...]

High paying jobs alone won’t save big cities

September 26th, 2017|Comments Off on High paying jobs alone won’t save big cities

The specters of white worker angst and racial disparities that took center stage during the 2016 presidential election created conditions for a corporate hero to swoop in and make America great again. Enter Amazon [...]

Summer learning loss: What is it, and what can we do about it?

September 26th, 2017|Comments Off on Summer learning loss: What is it, and what can we do about it?

As students return to school this fall, many of them – perhaps especially those from historically disadvantaged student groups – will be starting the academic year with achievement levels lower than where they were [...]

College rankings: How they actually work

September 21st, 2017|Comments Off on College rankings: How they actually work

College rankings are ubiquitous as the school year starts. U.S. News & World Report, Niche, and Times Higher Education all released rankings in September.  The proliferation of these rankings have led some to revolt [...]