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From The Atlantic:

This article highlights the new book Restoring Opportunity, written by Greg Duncan and Richard Murnane, education professors at University of California, Irvine and Harvard, respectively. The book features three educational interventions, conducted at considerable scale, that have been shown in rigorous evaluations to improve instruction and develop the skills of low-income children: the campuses of the University of Chicago charter school, Boston’s pre-K program, and New York City’s small schools of choice. The authors argue that these programs highlight what it will take to improve the education of low-income students on a wider scale: taking advantage of advances in research-based knowledge, providing essential supports for teachers and school leaders, incorporating high academic standards, and including sensible systems of accountability.