Education

  • Sean Reardon

Leader: Sean Reardon

The purpose of the Education RG is to examine trends in the extent to which educational access and achievement are related to poverty and family background. The scholars working within this RG are examining state-level differences in the effects of social origins, uncovering the causes of the recent rise in the socioeconomic achievement gap, uncovering the causes of the yet more recent turnaround in this rise (among kindergarten children), and examining the ways in which high-achieving children from poor backgrounds can be induced to go to college. The following is a sampling of relevant CPI projects.

Reducing the race gap in test scores: How can the black-white gap in achievement test scores be eliminated? The new Stanford Education Data Archive (SEDA) will provide the most systematic evidence to date on the capacity of school-district policies to reduce the gap.

Colleges and rising income inequality: Are colleges delivering upward mobility for those raised in poverty? The new “Mobility Report Card” will provide unusually detailed data on this fundamental question.

Poverty and schooling on reservations: The noted ethnographer Martin Sánchez-Jankowski is examining how education on reservations can be reformed to reduce dropout, poverty, and suicide. 

Education - CPI Research

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Education for Growth: Why and For Whom? Alan B. Krueger and Mikael Lindahl

Education for Growth: Why and For Whom?

Author: Alan B. Krueger and Mikael Lindahl
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Opportunity and Change Featherman, David L. and Robert M. Hauser

Opportunity and Change

Author: Featherman, David L. and Robert M. Hauser
Publisher: New York: Academic Press
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A New Social Psychological Model of Educational Attainment Stephen L. Morgan

A New Social Psychological Model of Educational Attainment

Author: Stephen L. Morgan
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Social Origin and College Opportunity Expectations across Cohorts Ruth N. Turley, Lopez Martin Santos, and Cecilia...

Social Origin and College Opportunity Expectations across Cohorts

Author: Ruth N. Turley, Lopez Martin Santos, and Cecilia...
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Preparing for Power: America’s Elite Boarding Schools Cookson, Jr., Peter W. and Caroline Hodges Persell

Preparing for Power: America’s Elite Boarding Schools

Author: Cookson, Jr., Peter W. and Caroline Hodges Persell
Publisher: Basic Books
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education - CPI Affiliates

Rebecca L. Sandefur's picture Rebecca L. Sandefur Assistant Professor of Sociology, Member, Committee on Urban Studies
University of Illinois
Linda Darling-Hammond's picture Linda Darling-Hammond Charles Ducommon Professor of Education, Co-Director, School Redesign Network (SRN)
Stanford University
Lisa Lynch's picture Lisa Lynch William L. Clayton Professor of International Economic Affairs, Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
Tufts University

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