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Fact Sheet: Outcomes for Young, Black Men | Tavis Smiley Reports | PBS

Random PBS reported statistics on the Achievement Gap.  Though we did not verify, they do list their sources. Article: Fact Sheet: Outcomes for Young, Black Men | Tavis Smiley Reports | PBS – On average, African American twelfth-grade students read at the same level as white eighth-grade students. – The twelfth-grade reading scores of African […]

Google Hopes To Hire More Black Engineers By Bringing Students To Silicon Valley

Minority inclusion by HBCU recruiting and training. Article Link: Google Hopes To Hire More Black Engineers By Bringing Students To Silicon Valley In one small step to grow those numbers, this summer 25 students from Howard University, the historically black university based in Washington, D.C., will train at the tech giant’s headquarters in Mountain View, […]

Entire senior class at D.C.’s Ballou High School applies to college

Higher expectations from admin encourages entire senior class to apply for college. Article Link: Entire senior class at D.C.’s Ballou High School applies to college Ballou ranks among the city’s lowest-performing high schools on core measures. Its graduation rate last school year, 57 percent, was second-lowest among regular schools in the D.C. Public Schools system, […]

Report: The race gap in higher education is very real

College enrollment has increased, but college completion remains an obstacle according to this article. Report Link: The race gap in higher education is very real  While minority populations such as black and Hispanic students are on the rise numerically in higher education, their ability to enter and succeed in the college world is waning. So […]

City’s AP exam passing rates show gains, especially for black and Hispanic students

AP for All is working as planned and increasing minority participation.  Students benefit from AP classes even when they do not pass.  AP classes are commonly the student’s first introduction to College-level Rigor. Link: City’s AP exam passing rates show gains, especially for black and Hispanic students The number of students taking at least one […]

Scant Support for Elite New York High Schools’ Admissions Options

Frequent objections to the SHSAT and the NYC’s elite Gifted and Talented Schools have frequently failed. Link : Scant Support for Elite New York High Schools’ Admissions Options Even with significant backing, passing the bills — one in each chamber — might be difficult. The bills seek to change a 1971 law that makes the exam, […]

Stereotype threat and the intellectual test performance of African Americans

A highly cited paper related to Stereotype Threat. Paper PDF : Stereotype threat and the intellectual test performance of African Americans Stereotype threat is being at risk of confirming, as self-characteristic, a negative stereotype about one’s group. Studies 1 and 2 varied the stereotype vulnerability of Black participants taking a difficult verbal test by varying whether […]

Record Number of NYC Students Taking College-Level AP Classes, Mayor Says

In hopes of increasing the number of students experiencing college rigor courses prior to high-school graduation access to AP is increasing. Article Link: Record Number of NYC Students Taking College-Level AP Classes, Mayor Says A record 44,906 students took at least one Advanced Placement, or AP class, during the 2015-16 school year, up 8.4 percent […]