Tag Archives: Black Achievement

Voices: New Teachers Bear the Burden of Public Policy Failures

By Oscar Ramos Oscar Ramos taught at The Preuss School for seven years and now works at a public school district in Texas. He’s also a previous contributor to Speak City Heights partner Voice of San Diego. Ramos’ commentary has … Continue reading

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SD Unified Scores Go Up On National Exams, But Racial Gap Remains

By Kyla Calvert San Diego city students are generally out performing their peers on national math and reading tests, known as the National Assessments of Educational Progress, or NAEP, according to results released Wednesday. But a wide achievement gap in … Continue reading

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On School Curriculum: ‘You’re Asking Students to Hate Who They Are’

By Mario Koran Alberto Ochoa remembers how, as a freshman at a Los Angeles public high school, the vice principal told his class that half of the students wouldn’t graduate. Turns out, Ochoa said, “that’s exactly what happened.” Many of … Continue reading

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School District Offers Plan For Black Achievement

By Emily Alpert San Diego Unified is rolling out a new plan to bolster the achievement of African-American and African students, groups that have traditionally lagged academically and are disproportionately likely to be disciplined or labeled with a disability. Its … Continue reading

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