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Today's educational system does more to stratify than to dissolve economic advantage.
Roundup: Next year's summit on higher ed will focus on strategies to improve graduation rates for more lower-income kids.
A timely intervention can help a disadvantaged youngster find economic success later. Stepping in early, scholars say, is cheaper and more effective.
Successful Curiosity Corner preschool curriculum drives results and confidence—so much that ESL kids use "deciduous" in a sentence.
LaGuardia Community College is a GED machine, reaching out to high-school dropouts thirsty for practical and professional grant-funded classes.
Nurses in a Texas program visit low-income, first-time moms during pregnancy, helping to give their not-yet-born kids a very early edge.
A raft of incentive programs in states across the country have failed to produce hoped-for results.
The Next America explores the political, economic and social impacts of profound racial and cultural change facing our nation. On Monday, it features education coverage. Email us with ideas and feedback.