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Overview  

Communities with educated populations are more productive, more innovative, and earn higher salaries.1 In Lincoln, more early childhood providers are participating in quality improvement initiatives that should lead to improved outcomes for Lincoln children. Lincoln Public Schools’ enrollment is growing. Lincoln Public School students score higher than the state averages for third grade language arts, fourth grade writing, and eighth grade math proficiencies. However, Lincoln Public Schools’ graduation rate has fallen below both the national and statewide average. From the earliest standardized tests through graduation rates, children from racial/ethnic minorities and from low-income households face disparities in educational achievement and attainment.

 

Footnotes

1. Glaeser, E. (2011). Triumph of the city. New York, NY: Penguin Books.