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Rand Corp to Pa.: Closing achievement gaps worth big money

Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

If Pennsylvania closed gaps in student achievement, the payoff would be enormous, according to a study released Monday.

Had the Commonwealth wiped out achievement shortfalls
based on race and ethnicity, family economic status, and
parental education a decade ago, its gross domestic product
would be as much as $44 billion higher and its students would sit near the top of U.S. and world rankings, according to the
analysis by the RAND Corp

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