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BRENNA HASSINGER-DAS - A community focus group gives feedback on the West Philadelphia Urban Thinkscape project, January 21, 2016.

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Cities as classrooms: The Urban Thinkscape project

July 21, 2016, Jennifer S. Vey and Jason Hachadorian

Most efforts to combat the deep socioeconomic educational disparities in the United States focus on our K-12 educational systems. Yet, children spend 80 percent of their waking time out of a classroom. Recognizing this huge opportunity and the fact that children with lower socioeconomic positions tend to receive fewer enrichment opportunities, researchers are developing interventions that reach children where they are--in locations throughout the urban environment.

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