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May 2013

While the achievement gap has dominated policy discussions over the past two decades, relatively little attention has been paid to a gap even more at odds with American ideals: the opportunity gap. In communities across the United States, children lack the crucial resources they need?inside and outside of school?if they are to reach their potential in college, career, and citizenship. To learn more about this issue, read Closing the Opportunity Gap: What America Must Do to Give Every Child an Even Chance.

Browse our other featured titles covering topics this month concerning crime, race, politics, and more.

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Closing the Opportunity Gap
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Closing the Opportunity Gap
What America Must Do to Give Every Child an Even Chance
Edited by Prudence L. Carter and Kevin G. Welner

Re-examines the way we think about inequality in
education, arguing
that policy and reform efforts must focus on the denial of learning opportunities if we hope to see achievement gaps close in America's schools.

New York and Los Angeles
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New York and Los Angeles
The Uncertain Future
Edited by
David Halle and
Andrew A. Beveridge


The first in-depth study of the two cities and regions to use the most up-to-date data to understand the financial crisis's continuing impact.

Black Citymakers
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Black Citymakers
How The Philadelphia Negro Changed Urban America
Marcus Anthony Hunter

The first book to return to the Black Seventh Ward and examine what happened to the neighborhood and its residents following the publication of The Philadelphia Negro by W.E.B DuBois in 1899.
Rastafari
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The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism
Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson

The first book to present a three-dimensional picture of the Tea Party: what its members believe, what they do, and how their activities are changing American politics.
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Digital Cities
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Digital Cities
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Karen Mossberger,
Caroline J. Tolbert, and William W. Franko


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Democracy's Fourth Wave?
Digital Media and the Arab Spring
Philip N. Howard and Muzammil M. Hussain


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