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Report suggests lessons K-12 schools can adopt from HBCUs

January 23, 2020

The report points out HBCUs are often overlooked resources when it comes to developing high-achieving black students, yet these institutions are built on that premise. The UNCF report “Punching Above Their Weight” found that, in 2016, HBCUs enrolled 24% of all black undergrads who were pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the 21 states and territories where HBCUs are located.

Some districts have incorporated more culturally relevant curriculum. For example, the New York City Department of Education recently adopted a culturally responsive curriculum after the NYC Coalition for Educational Justice found a “lack of representation, diversity and inclusivity​” in learning materials.

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