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Author(s):Alliance for Excellent Education
Title:African American students and U.S. high schools
Organization:Alliance for Excellent Education
Short Description:According to the National Center for Education Statistics, African-American students made up 16 percent of the public school population in 2004 (NCES 2006). These students, disproportionately concentrated in high-poverty, low-performing schools, are vulnerable to poor educational outcomes that undermine their chances for success in life.
Annotation:By 2050, the United States Census Bureau projects that about 50 percent of the U.S. population will be African-American, Hispanic, or Asian (U.S. Census Bureau 2004). Given these steep demographic shifts, the performance of students of color and the characteristics of the schools they attend are important factors that must concern all Americans. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, African-American students made up 16 percent of the public school population in 2004 (NCES 2006). These students, disproportionately concentrated in high-poverty, low-performing schools, are vulnerable to poor educational outcomes that undermine their chances for success in life.
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Achievement Gap
African Americans
High School
Low-Income Students
National Perspectives

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