Feds Announce New Tools To Help Black Students Thrive In The Classroom



Parental Checklist, Student Bill Of Rights Among New Resources To Support Parents And Students

As millions of children prepare to head back to school, the feds announced new tools to help African-American students excel in the classroom.

A new parental checklist is a framework that moms and dads, mentors and teachers can use to improve African-American student performance and help close the so-called “achievement gap” between black students and their white peers.

“Our hope is that these tools support black families,” said David Johns, the executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, “and all caring and concerned individuals who should be engaged in the work of supporting our children, our communities and our country, to ensure that excellence for all is not a goal, but something that is required and a prerequisite for how we do business.”

Using input from advocacy groups like the National Urban…

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