Original source: Seattle Times, Nov. 6, 2017
While income inequality has increased, the academic gap between students from high-income families and students from low-income families has not changed, according to a recent study from the Economic Policy Institute. The study highlighted Vancouver Public Schools’ achievements in providing support to students and families.
“In Vancouver, for example, the number of students qualifying for free- and reduced-price meals — a common barometer of household poverty — rose to 57 percent by 2015. But several years earlier, even as the state cut its investment in public schools, district officials started spending millions of dollars on creating new, one-stop service centers for families at high-poverty schools.”