A STRATEGY FOR EDUCATION EQUITY AND EXCELLENCE3
A Report to the Secretary
The Equity and Excellence Commission
For Each and Every Child
The Equity and Excellence Commission (the Commission) is a federal advisorycommittee chartered by Congress, operating under the Federal AdvisoryCommittee Act (FACA); 5 U.S.C., App.2.
The commission’s charge was to provide advice to thesecretary of the U.S. Department of Education on thedisparities in meaningful educational opportunities thatgive rise to the achievement gap, with a focus on systems
of nance, and to recommend ways in which federalpolicies could address such disparities. The ndings and
recommendations of the commission do not representthe views of the department, and this document does notrepresent information approved or disseminated by theDepartment of Education.
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For Each and Every Child—A Strategy for Education Equity and Excellence
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