The Urban Institute
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The demography of our schools is changing rapidly. In response, education researchers are putting out more and more nuanced analysis about the intersection of race, income, parental education, English language proficiency, and immigrant status. Unfortunately, policy and practice are having a hard time keeping up.
Take the drop-out crisis, for example. Students of color have long dropped out at higher rates than white students, and this problem is most