Hot on the heels of NPR publishing an impressive interactive on school funding across the United States, The New York Times has unveiled one that looks even more impressive.
Go to their Money, Race and Success: How Your School District Compares page, pop in the name of your school district, and it will vividly demonstrate how students in that district compare with others in academic achievement, school funding, and ethnic make-up of the student population.
The data used in the interactive is based on a study released today by Stanford professor Sean Reardon. You can read more details about his study at:
Achievement Gaps and Racial Segregation: Research Finds an Insidious Cycle from Education Week.
How Can Researchers Compare District Achievement Gaps Across States? is from Ed Week.
And here’s an Ed Week video of Professor Reardon discussing the study:
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