Data Show Retention Disparities

Robelen, Erik W.; Adams, Caralee J.; Shah, Nirvi
March 2012
Education Week;3/7/2012, Vol. 31 Issue 23, p1
The article discusses the Civil Rights Data Collection, a report from the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR), focusing on statistics it presents related to African-American and Hispanic student retention, or grade repetition, in kindergarten through twelfth (K-12) grade education. Racial and ethnic disparities in data related to achievement gaps, educational equity, college preparation, and school discipline are also discussed.


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