Behind the Headline: Anti-Poverty Program Found to Yield Few Academic Gains
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Anti-Poverty Program Found to Yield Few Academic Gains
Ed Week| 1/17/13
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Education Next | Fall 2007
An evaluation of the Moving to Opportunity (MTO) program, which uses federal funds to help poor families move out of high-poverty neighborhoods, finds that children whose families move do not do better academically than their peers who stay put. Two articles that were published in Ed Next after an earlier round of results were released took a close look at the impact of the MTO program on educational outcomes and at some possible explanations for the disappointing results.