Having Just One Black Teacher Can Keep Black Kids In School

NPR report on a study of in-group educators and outcomes. Article Link: Having Just One Black Teacher Can Keep Black Kids In School Study Link: The Long-Run Impacts of Same-Race Teachers Black primary-school students matched to a same-race teacher perform better on standardized tests and face more favorable teacher perceptions, yet little is known about the […]

What Can Stop Kids From Dropping Out

New York Times investigates college completion.  Georgia State managed to increase college completion while recruiting poorer students. Article Link: What Can Stop Kids From Dropping Out To cite one comparison, North Carolina State and Auburn enroll similar students, but the two universities have significantly different track records for the years 2003 through 2013. N.C. State […]

Race, income, and enrollment patterns in highly selective colleges, 1982-2004

A Stanford overview study of race, income, and enrollment. Study Link: Race, income, and enrollment patterns in highly selective colleges, 1982-2004 Where a student attends college has become increasingly important in the last few decades. As education has grown significantly more important in the labor market, competition among students for access to the most selective […]

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, […]