Behind the Headline: Anti-Poverty Program Found to Yield Few Academic Gains

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Anti-Poverty Program Found to Yield Few Academic Gains
Ed Week| 1/17/13

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New Kids on the Block
Education Next | Fall 2007

An evaluation of the Moving to Opportunity (MTO) program, which uses federal funds to help poor families move out of high-poverty neighborhoods, finds that children whose families move do not do better academically than their peers who stay put. Two articles that were published in Ed Next after an earlier round of results were released took a close look at the impact of the MTO program on educational outcomes and at some possible explanations for the disappointing results.

Please read “New Kids on the Block: Results from the Moving to Opportunity Experiment,” and “All Over the Map: Explaining Educational Outcomes of the Moving to Opportunity Program.”

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