Race To The Top Winners Trickling InAugust 24, 2010
New Jersey Loses Race To The Top?August 24, 2010
While no Black or White Male, non-Latino students were classified as Gifted/Talented in the Newark public schools in the 2005/6 school year and Black Male, non-Latino students were laced in Mental Retardation classifications more than three times as often as White Male, non- Latino students, in the 2006/7 school year a slightly higher percentage of White Male than Black Male students were classified as Gifted/Talented in the Newark public schools and no male students were classified as Mentally Retarded.
From the Schott Foundation’s “Yes We Can” report, which details, state by state, the achievement gap between Black boys and White boys. Apparently there was some abrupt change in both disability and gifted classification rates in Newark public schools between 2005 and 2006. Suggestions are welcome.