Using Big Data to Improve Educational Opportunity

Sean Reardon

Sean Reardon
Professor of Poverty and Inequality in Education and is Professor (by courtesy) of Sociology at Stanford University

Date: 
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 
CERAS 101

Educational Opportunity Project at Stanford

Please join us for the launch of a groundbreaking initiative aimed at helping improve educational opportunity for all children.

Professor Sean Reardon will discuss the Educational Opportunity Project at Stanford and demonstrate a new interactive and searchable website for exploring academic performance and educational opportunity in every school and community in the nation.

11 a.m. lecture will be followed by 12 p.m. lunch. Please RSVP by Sept. 20.

About the Educational Opportunity Project

Racial, socioeconomic, and gender disparities in academic performance and educational attainment are stubborn features of the U.S. educational system.These disparities are neither inevitable nor immutable, however. They have been produced by—and so may also be reduced by—a welter of social and economic policies, social norms and patterns of interaction, and the organization of American schooling.

Our data archive includes a range of detailed data on educational conditions, contexts, and outcomes in school districts and counties across the United States. It includes measures of academic achievement and achievement gaps for school districts and counties, as well as district-level measures of racial and socioeconomic composition, racial and socioeconomic segregation patterns, and other features of the schooling system. We are making the data publicly available so that anyone can obtain detailed information about American schools, communities, and student success.