Where The D.C. Schools That Help At-Risk Kids Are — And Aren’t | Kojo Nnamdi Show

October 02, 2019
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On October 2, 2019, Education Policy Initiative Director Chelsea Coffin discussed the D.C. Policy Center report Access to schools that level the playing field for D.C.’s at-risk students, as a guest on the Kojo Nnamdi Show:

About half of students in D.C. charter and traditional public schools are labeled “at-risk,” meaning they receive welfare or nutritional benefits, are homeless or in foster care, or are overage in high school. And there’s a big achievement gap between those students and their peers.

new report examines the schools in D.C. that do the best job of closing that achievement gap⁠ — and finds that many students identified as at-risk don’t have easy access to these so-called “leveler” schools.

We discuss the findings, and how “leveler” schools across the city are promoting growth for D.C. students.

Read more: Where The D.C. Schools That Help At-Risk Kids Are — And Aren’t | Kojo Nnamdi Show

Related: Access to schools that level the playing field for D.C.’s at-risk students | D.C. Policy Center

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