Where is the Land of Opportunity?

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Title: Where is the Land of Opportunity? The Geography of Intergenerational Mobility in the United States Authors: Raj Chetty, Nathaniel Hendren, Patrick Kline, Emmanuel Saez Funder: National Bureau of Economic Research Published: January, 2014   Where is the Land of Opportunity   In this landmark study, the authors argue persuasively that decreased upward mobility in the United States stems… Read more »Read more

The Economic Growth DC Foundation is Live

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We are pleased to announce that our website is officially live. Now it’s time to get down to work. Please take some time to explore the site. There will be much more content to follow shortly. We are working on the launch of several programs. Visit the Programs page for details. Be sure to follow… Read more »Read more

Wanted: Director of Education

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The Economic Growth DC Foundation is accepting applications for a Director of Education. The Director will be responsible for all of our efforts in education research and policy. The Director will also work closely with our executive director to oversee aspects of our education programming. The foundation intends to use cutting edge education policy research… Read more »Read more

Impact

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Dictionary.com defines impact, in part, as the “force exerted by a new idea, concept, technology, or ideology.” When we at the Foundation talk about IMPACT, we mean that our programs must have a measurable positive impact on student achievement. All of our programs must show a direct line to improved academic performance. The District should… Read more »Read more

McKinsey: Education to Employment — Europe

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The youth unemployment rate in Europe is 25%. In some countries, like Spain, it is over 50%. The youth unemployment rate in the United States is also alarmingly high. In this paper, the McKinsey Global Institute offers solutions for high youth unemployment rates in Europe. The same lessons apply here. McKinsey — Education to Employment… Read more »Read more