Let’s show Black lives matter in education | The DC Line

August 05, 2020
  • D.C. Policy Center
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On August 5, 2020, the D.C. Policy Center’s article, Student achievement is on the rise, but critical gaps persist, was cited by The DC Line:

After a quarter-century of education reform in the District — including a 1995 law authorizing public charter schools as well as mayoral control of the city-run school system since 2007 — educational outcomes for African American and Latinx students have improved. Over the past five years, the share of African American students meeting statewide standards in English language arts rose from 17% to 28%; among Latinx students, the proportion climbed from 22% to 37%. In math, the comparable increases were 15% to 21% and 20% to 31%, respectively. But a huge achievement gap persists given that equivalent figures for white students are 85% in English language arts and 79% in math.

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Related: Student achievement is on the rise, but critical gaps persist | D.C. Policy Center

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