Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Neighborhoods and student achievement study

Study: Neighborhoods may play minimal role in achievement
While inner-city neighborhoods have long been blamed for poor academic achievement, 4,248 families who were randomly issued or denied federal housing vouchers to move out of such neighborhoods showed no significant difference in children's average academic performance after seven years, according to an Education Next study . However, some critics of the findings said the new neighborhoods still may not have been good enough to have made a difference.
The Washington Post (8/14)

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