The opportunity gap is the unconscionable disparity in access to the quality educational resources needed for all children to be academically successful. Students from historically disadvantaged families have just a 51 percent Opportunity to Learn compared to White, non-Latino students. Closing this opportunity gap is essential to closing the academic achievement gaps that separate most Black and Hispanic students from their White and Asian peers.
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The Schott Foundation for Public Education and the African American Policy Forum recently released two important new reports highlighting how our nation's public schools can and must do better for young men and women of color. On Thursday, Feb. 26 at 2 PM Eastern, join Schott and AAPF for a webinar exploring the findings of the two reports and what they mean for the fight for racial and gender justice in our schools.Read more>
The Schott Foundation for Public Education has released "Black Lives Matter," the 2015 installment of its biennial 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males. The report's latest estimates for national public high school graduation rates are 59 percent for Black male students, 65 percent for Latino males, and 80 percent for White, non-Latino males.Read more>
As part of its annual Condition of Education in the Commonwealth report, the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy has outlined three ways Massachusetts can build on its already strong education system to better prepare students for school, support them while they're there, and help them make the transition to college or a career.Read more>