Partnership for After School Education

Issue 98

April 15, 2015

Fostering Equity and Excellence for Black and Latino Males

The Annenberg Institute for School Reform and the Center for Collaborative Education (CCE) have released a research report, Promising Practices and Unfinished Business: Fostering Equity and Excellence for Black and Latino Males, that summarizes the findings and recommendations from the second phase of a study examining factors impacting low academic performance for Black and Latino males in Boston public schools. The first phase of the report found that Black and Latino males had inequitable access to more rigorous programs in schools, contributing in part to significant opportunity and achievement gaps for this population. The new study offers detailed case studies that suggest a more intentional approach to supporting Black and Latino male students could significantly strengthen outcomes.