Stanford University

Baltimore's violence is worse than Chicago's, but can our schools be better?

Baltimore's violence is worse than Chicago's, but can our schools be better?

Take note, Baltimore: Major urban school districts with high numbers of poor children are not, in fact, faced with insurmountable obstacles when it comes to properly educating kids, according to a discussion draft of a Stanford University study published Monday by the Center for Education Policy Analysis.

Highlighted in the analysis were Chicago’s spectacular improvements: Disadvantaged children there entered school testing low on standardized tests, but over five years — from third to eighth grades — they grew six years academically, catching up with...

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