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

D.C. KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot

Posted February 2, 2012
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation, DC Action for Children
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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.