D.C.'s Achievement Gap: Why Place Matters

D.C. KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation, DC Action for Children

February 2, 2012


This D.C. Action for Children KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot examines citywide achievement by the public school kids in Washington, D.C. It takes an in-depth look at achievement in the fourth and eighth grades. This brief also suggests that more analysis is needed to determine how place and neighborhood – where children live and where they go to school – may affect the achievement gap.

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Key Takeaway

Persistent Disparities in D.C.

While every child deserves equal educational opportunity, significant disparities in achievement exist among public school students in the District of Columbia.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations