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Study: Black students face ‘accumulation of disadvantage’

October 10, 2019

While this study is focused on the Los Angeles area, national studies have also confirmed poverty significantly contributes to the U.S. achievement gap. The UCLA study suggests that the “accumulation of disadvantage” that black students face in particular must be addressed in and outside of school in order to improve educational and developmental outcomes.

To help overcome these barriers and improve students’ chances of success, more schools are embracing community models.

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