July 6, 2017

Few Signs that CA’s Investment to Close Achievement Gap for Needy Students is Working

By Jessica Calefati for Apple News

Despite spending billions of dollars on struggling schools, California’s new system for funding public education shows little evidence yet that the investment is helping the most disadvantaged students. An analysis of the biggest districts with the greatest clusters of needy children found limited success with the policy’s goal of closing the achievement gap between these students and their more privileged peers. Instead, test scores in most of those districts show the gap is growing.

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