Domestic Public Policy

Advancing Excellence in Education to Foster Opportunity

Grant Year: 2021


Michael Petrilli and Adam Tyner will direct the research activities of a policy lab exploring the landscape of policies, programs, and practices that can promote educational excellence among high-achieving students from disadvantaged backgrounds. They will field a survey of the hundred largest school districts in the country to identify their policies and practices to support high-achieving students, create a working group composed of a diverse group of education policy experts to identify practices to increase access to such programs, and commission research on topics such as the efficacy of tracking and ability-grouping and the admission standards used by selective exam schools. The output of this policy lab will appear in a series of reports, papers, and policy briefs.

Thomas B. Fordham Institute Domestic Public Policy

$200,000