Which states spend more on high-poverty schools? The Urban Institute takes a look

Amy Scott May 31, 2017
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Which states spend more on high-poverty schools? The Urban Institute takes a look

Amy Scott May 31, 2017
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Education policy experts generally agree that it costs more to teach kids living in poverty. They come into school at a disadvantage, often need support services and it’s harder to attract good teachers to high-poverty schools. The Urban Institute is out with new data Wednesday looking at which states spend more money on those schools.

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