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Gordon, Edmund W. – American Educational Research Association, 2004
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation decision. Yet despite half a century of efforts to improve educational opportunities for African American students and other minorities, a large achievement gap persists. By 12th grade, the average African American and…
Descriptors: Graduation, High Achievement, Minority Group Children, Academic Achievement
Bennett, Albert; Bridglall, Beatrice L.; Cauce, Ana Mari; Everson, Howard T.; Gordon, Edmund W.; Lee, Carol D.; Mendoza-Denton, Rodolfo; Renzulli, Joseph S.; Stewart, Judy K. – North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 2004
A mission of public schools is to produce students who are intellectually competent and prepared for postsecondary education and the increasingly competitive workforce. An urgent concern among education takeholders today is the underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans among high-achieving students. Despite…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Academic Ability, Postsecondary Education, Public Schools