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The American Public Thinks Very Differently about Wealth- and Race-based Educational Inequality
When asked about wealth- and race/ethnicity-based academic achievement gaps, Americans are more concerned about the gap between poor and wealthy students, more supportive of policies that might close it, and more prepared to explain the reasons behind it, according to new research published in Educational Researcher.

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Counting 'Proficient' Students Creates Bad Accountability
Education Week, August 16, 2016

Report: Americans More Concerned About Wealth-based Achievement Gaps Than Racial Inequities

Diverse Issues in Higher Education, August 14, 2016

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Message From the AERA President —The 2017 Annual Meeting in San Antonio: A Timely Site for the Theme
July 2016

The overall theme of the meeting is "Knowledge to Action: Achieving the Promise of Equal Educational Opportunity." I hope that you consider the unique opportunity that San Antonio and the Southwest afford to examine some of the most compelling issues related to this year’s theme and to your ongoing research.
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Recent Research

Should Students Assessed as Needing Remedial Mathematics Take College-Level Quantitative Courses Instead? A Randomized Controlled Trial
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis

In this study, the authors investigate how policies allowing students to take college-level instead of remedial quantitative courses can increase student success.
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Recent legal, social, and policy shifts in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people are causing educators and education researchers to address LGBTQ issues with a new sense of legitimacy and urgency.
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Study: The Politics of Achievement Gaps: U.S. Public Opinion on Race-Based and Wealth-Based Differences in Test Scores
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