The Metropolitan Center for Research on
Equity and the Transformation of Schools

The Atlantic features AISR’s journal, Voices in Urban Education (VUE), “Time for Equity: Expanding Access to Learning” Issue #40

The Atlantic Friday,January 30,2015

The Atlantic –  Friday, January 30, 2015


“The Activity Gap: Access to after-school programs is growing more unequal, and that’s pushing disadvantaged kids further behind.”


Students “were interviewed as part of a national study recently featured in Voices in Urban Education, a publication out of Brown University’s Annenberg Institute for School Reform.”


“What the researchers found is, as they note in the article, “alarming.” Income-based differences in extracurricular participation are on the rise, and these differences greatly affect later outcomes. This disparity exacerbates the already-growing income achievement gap that has kept poor children behind in school and later in life.”