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Black Lives Matter: The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males

February 11, 2015

This Schott Foundation report details four-year graduation rates during the 2012-13 school year of black, white, and Latino males nationally, by state, and in major urban districts, finding that a systemic lack of equity in the quality of educational supports and resources for black and Latino students creates an "opportunity gap."


The Urgency of Now: The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males, 2012

September 1, 2012

The Schott Foundation presents a picture of vast inequality, with black males continuing to be the race/ethnicity-gender group least likely to graduate high school in four years, as they have been since 2004. The report cites the need to address the "pushout" and "lockout" crisis in the education system, suggesting support-based reform and highlighting positive solutions.

Boys and Men of Color; Discrimination; Education

Yes We Can: The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males, 2010

August 1, 2010

An overwhelming majority of U.S. school districts and states are failing to provide the resources black males need to close the graduation gap. The report breaks down graduation rates for black, non-Hispanic male students by district and state, and compares these rates with their white peers. It also analyzes states by education inequity and National Assessment of Educational Progress scores.


A Positive Future for Black Boys: Building the Movement

December 1, 2006

After identifying black boys as the population that is the least well served by U.S. public education, the Schott Foundation hosted a conference which determined that public policy, community efforts, and the public would be necessary to reverse this outcome. The report presents findings on how to build a social movement and includes worksheets to serve as a template.

Civic Engagement and Advocacy; Education; Media and the Arts; Neighborhoods and Communities

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