Va. educators search for root of racial achievement gap

01/14/2013 | Richmond Times-Dispatch (Va.)

Educators in several Virginia school districts are taking steps to address the disproportionate number of black students who are dropping out of school. Among the reasons cited for the disparity are differences in socioeconomic status, higher school suspensions and the need for schools to better identify students who are at risk. Some educators also are considering whether it would help minority students to have more minority teachers in the classroom.

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