Professor George Farkas presented at the University of California Center in Sacramento on June 1. The title of his presentation was "K-8 Programs to Reduce the Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty: A Review."
Center Summary: In this presentation, Professor Farkas reviews recent literature on the cost effectiveness of programs that aim to reduce K-8 achievement gaps for low income and ethnic minority students. These initiatives include preschool and kindergarten programs, instructional innovations and interventions, social and emotional learning programs, summer instructional programs, accountability and choice, supplemental educational services, particularly tutoring, and whole school reforms, including charters and complete reorganizations. He argues that closing achievement gaps requires more than one approach and that narrowing the gap at a young age is essential.
Presentation video, policy brief, and PowerPoint are available at http:uccs.ucdavis.edu/events/2017-June-1-Farkas