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June 22, 2011

Yet More on the College Board 'Initiative'

If you should choose to do some digging into the College Board's Initiative on minority males, here's a link explaining all the parts -- including a game to test your knowledge about roadblocks young men face on their way to earning a college degree.

June 21, 2011

Even More on the College Board Report

The more I read of the ETS report the more I like it. This is what the DOE should be doing. The report does compare gender outcomes within race/ethnic groups, a feature missing in many similar reports. However, I don't see much discussion (beyond the usual suspects) of why we see those gender gaps....

June 21, 2011

More on the College Board Initiatives

From the Boston Globe: One of the more disturbing findings focused on 12th-grade reading levels on the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress exams. In reading, 51 percent of African-American males and 45 percent of Hispanic males scored below basic. By contrast, 36 percent of African-Am...

June 20, 2011

Campaign on Behalf of Minority Males

ETS joins with a Harvard advocacy group to point out the problems seen among minority males. While both the reports and campaign are positive signs, I continue to have misgivings about defining this issue along racial lines. The problems affecting black boys are related to the problems seen among w...

June 17, 2011

The Record at Urban Prep

Urban charter schools for boys have gotten caught up in the general education wars, where the unions and their defenders belittle the accomplishments of charter schools. Here's Tim King defending the academic record at Urban Prep. Rather than paralleling our students' performance to children from a...

June 16, 2011

A Probe Into the Problems of Black Boys

The symposium about the plight of black boys produced an interesting discussion, according to this EdWeek report. The common theme: focus on their social/emotional needs at young ages, rather than academic skills. "We want to consider ways to position this vulnerable population for educational ...

June 13, 2011

Conference on Black Boys

Experts gather to discuss this problem: Today, many of the 3.5 million Black boys under the age of nine will not enter the pipeline to college and successful adulthood. More than 40 percent of Black children are born into poverty. Poor Black children are behind in cognitive development at nine mont...

May 29, 2011

Young Black Males in Anderson, Indiana

Not a positive picture ... but the local paper does a good job laying out the facts.

May 28, 2011

The 50-50 chance

Those are the odds that a young black man will find a job.

May 11, 2011

Symposium on Black Males

Sponsored by Educational Testing Service, June 14, in Washington. From the press release: The symposium will concentrate on the following: * focus attention on the challenges, needs and opportunities facing young Black boys within the larger picture of black male achievement * illuminate ...

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