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Author(s):Education Commission of the States
Title:Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
Organization:Education Commission of the States
Short Description:To help policymakers tackle problems with urban education more effectively, the Education Commission of the States (ECS), with support from the Atlantic Philanthropies, has produced this report. ECS began this work by bringing together nine urban school district superintendents from across the country to identify key areas that state policymakers should focus on to improve education for urban students.
Annotation:To help policymakers tackle problems with urban education more effectively, the Education Commission of the States (ECS), with support from the Atlantic Philanthropies, has produced this report. ECS began this work by bringing together nine urban school district superintendents from across the country to identify key areas that state policymakers should focus on to improve education for urban students. These superintendents were selected because of their districts' documented successes in increasing the academic achievement of students and because of their districts' geographic diversity.
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Achievement Gap
Educational Attainment/College Degree Completion
Low-Income Students
Preparation/College Readiness
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