ERIC Number: EJ779233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Singling Black Boys to Close the Gaps
Glassman, Phyllis; Roelle, Robert J.
School Administrator, v64 n10 p26-30 Nov 2007
This article discusses the Ossining Union Free School District in suburban Westchester County, New York and its efforts to build successful school experiences for its black and African-American males. The leadership in the Ossining School District has made it a "moral imperative" to eradicate the achievement gap between the races in its schools and has made these opportunities a reality for African-American male students. The school district today enrolls students born in 61 countries who speak 38 languages. Racially, the student body in Ossining looks like this: 38 percent white, 16 percent African American/black, 38 percent Hispanic/Latino and 5 percent Asian. About a third qualify for the federal lunch program. Academic achievement ranges widely. Four students entered Harvard University last fall with many other students returning back to their home countries still learning basic English and struggling to meet grade-level expectations under No Child Left Behind.
Descriptors: African American Students, School Districts, Males, Academic Achievement, Low Achievement, Racial Differences, Achievement Gains, Low Income Groups, Educational Quality, Student Diversity, Educational Environment, College Preparation, School Community Relationship, Racial Factors, High School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers - Location: New York