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Reform That Works Only for White Children is Not Really Working

This Urban Institute blog post by Kristin Blagg and Matt Chingos is the latest example of DC schools data being used to perpetuate a narrative of progress, while masking growing race and class inequities. In this study, “Does Gentrification Explain Rising Test Scores,” the authors’ definitive answer is probably not: “The bottom line is that gentrification alone cannot explain why student scores improved in Washington, DC, a conclusion that echoes previous analyses using publicly available data,” they write. Keep Reading