African American Students http://kplu.org en State needs more than a century to close achievement gap http://kplu.org/post/state-needs-more-century-close-achievement-gap <p>Washington is finally making progress on closing the achievement gap between different groups of students, but researchers say it’s not all good news.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.cep-dc.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=document_ext.showDocumentByID&amp;nodeID=1&amp;DocumentID=317">A new report</a> found that the gains mean some students will still lag behind for more than a century.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 15 Dec 2010 16:02:47 +0000 Charla Bear 366 at http://kplu.org State needs more than a century to close achievement gap Teen sues Aberdeen School District for not stopping harassment http://kplu.org/post/teen-sues-aberdeen-school-district-not-stopping-harassment <p>An African-American teen in Aberdeen is <a href="http://www.aclu-wa.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2010-12-07--Complaint%20Against%20Def%20Aberdeen%20SD.pdf">suing the city’s school district</a> for not keeping him safe from bullying when he was a student.&nbsp; He alleges administrators knew he endured racial and sexual harassment for years, but did little to stop it.</p><p> Wed, 08 Dec 2010 13:25:17 +0000 Charla Bear 304 at http://kplu.org Teen sues Aberdeen School District for not stopping harassment African Americans most affected by low-performing schools http://kplu.org/post/african-americans-most-affected-low-performing-schools <P>African American kids are more likely than any other students to start their educations in Seattle’s worst public schools.&nbsp; That’s according to a <A href="http://www.crpe.org/cs/crpe/view/csr_pubs/375">new report from University of Washington researchers</A>.&nbsp; Community groups and school district administrators say it means schools are disproportionately failing kids who already face big hurdles to education.&nbsp; Mon, 06 Dec 2010 14:36:00 +0000 Charla Bear 285 at http://kplu.org African Americans most affected by low-performing schools