Topic: Education gap

Policy Report: High School Graduation Requirements Show Promise for African American, Latino Students

Oct. 28, 2013

New high school graduation requirements in Texas will significantly affect academic achievement in the state, particularly for low-income students of color, according to a policy report released by the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis (IUPRA) at The University of Texas at Austin.

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African-American Students May Improve Grades if Teachers Convey High Standards, Study Shows

Sept. 5, 2013

African-American students who need to improve their academic performance may do better in school and feel less stereotyped as underachievers if teachers convey high standards and their belief that students can meet them, according to new psychology research from The University of Texas at Austin.

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