The Black Achievement Paradox Nobody’s Talking About

Jan 17, 2019 by

Editor’s Note: Staff Writer Daarel Burnette II covers state education policy. This analysis is part of a special report exploring pressing trends in education. Read the full report: 10 Big Ideas in Education.

Why do black students whose parents serve in the military so significantly outperform their peers from black civilian families? This question has for years stumped researchers, but a new data-reporting requirement for military-connected students under the Every Student Succeeds Act could provide some insights for practitioners and policymakers serving America’s increasingly mobile students overall.

Moving just once for any student has the potential to derail the student’s…

Source: The Black Achievement Paradox Nobody’s Talking About – Education Week

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