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NEPC organizes initiatives to inform education policy discussions and close opportunity gaps for young people.

Schools of Opportunity

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The Schools of Opportunity project recognizes schools that serve as models, informing and inspiring the efforts of educators and communities throughout the US to become high schools that promote both excellence and equity.

Closing the Opportunity Gap

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Closing the Opportunity Gap brings together top experts who offer evidence-based essays that paint a powerful picture of denied opportunities. They also describe sensible, research-based policy approaches to enhance opportunities.

Price of Opportunity

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What would it cost to lift all U.S. children up, either through Great-Equalizer public schools or through social and economic policies that attend directly to the out-of-school obstacles students and their families face?

Research Hub for Youth Organizing

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The Research Hub for Youth Organizing supports young people’s capacity to claim power and create more just communities through field-driven research. The project is a collaboration between CU Engage and NEPC.

Fund Education Instead

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Fund Education Instead is an online game where visitors can clearly see how resources shortfalls for public education result from political choices to prioritize other expenditures.