Anya Kamenetz, NPR, June 7, 2016
Today, the U.S. Education Department released its 2013-2014 CRDC results, covering more than 95,000 schools and 50 million students.
There’s a lot to wade through, but these are some of the numbers that jumped out at us (links are to previous NPR coverage).
- 49.7 percent of public school students are students of color: 24.7 percent Hispanic or Latino of any race, 15.5 percent black or African-American, 4.8 percent Asian, 3.1 percent two or more races.
- Black students are 2.3 times more likely than white students to be referred to law enforcement or arrested as a result of a school incident.
- Fewer than 3 percent of English language learners are in gifted programs, though they make up 11 percent of students at the schools that offer those programs. Similar disparities exist for black and Hispanic students.