Opportunity Gap

Opportunity Gap

The opportunity gap is the unconscionable disparity in access to the quality educational resources needed for all children to be academically successful. Students from historically disadvantaged families have just a 51 percent Opportunity to Learn compared to White, non-Latino students. Closing this opportunity gap is essential to closing the academic achievement gaps that separate most Black and Hispanic students from their White and Asian peers.

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Opportunity Gap Toolkit

An overview of the opportunity gap, including talking points, key data, resources, and key organizations. Click here to download the full PDF, or view individual sections of the toolkit on the right.

Blog Posts on Opportunity Gap

A new report from the Southern Education Foundation looks at the increasing number of children who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch (a proxy for student poverty rates) and what that means for our nation's schools.

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Thanks to the hard work of youth organizers in Boston over the past year, starting next summer, Boston will launch a pilot program to offer discounted subway and bus passes to students and help make transportation to and from school more affordable.

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Want more after-school or summer programs in your district? Well here's what it would probably cost to make that happen. The Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center has released a policy brief outlining the costs of expanded learning opportunities and how we can make them available to each and every student.

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Education Opportunity for All
"The nation recognizes its social, civic and economic strength is directly linked to the strength of its public schools. But if every child is to have an opportunity for success, every student must have a true Opportunity to Learn."
John H. Jackson, President of the Schott Foundation for Public Education
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