Feb 2015

Not Too Late: Improving Academic Outcomes for Disadvantaged Youth

Jon Guryan Jens Ludwig Harold Pollack

Read the Northwestern University Institute for Policy Research working paper on intensive individualized academic instruction as a strategy for improving academic outcomes of youth who need additional academic support.

Read the working paper here.

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