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Study: Black Kids Are Doing the Best Academically in This State

By Victor Trammell

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A great academic trend is developing for black public school children in one of America’s southwestern states.

According to a newly released research study conducted by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, all of the Asian, white, Hispanic, and Native American public school children in the U.S. state of New Mexico are not performing up to speed academically in comparison to other school children in their same demographic across the nation.

However, this is not the case for black public school children in New Mexico. In fact, black children in this state are among the highest performing students academically compared to children in all demographics in many U.S states. This is a silver lining considering how poor black children fare academically in other parts of the nation.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s study is titled 2017 Race for Results: Building a Path of Opportunity for All Children. This report contains a wealth of information, which pertains to the academic progress and failures of public school students in states all across America. This is second study of its kind conducted by the Casey Foundation.

In New Mexico, black public school children are making big strides in the classroom despite the fact that they make up only two percent of the student population in all public school systems statewide. Researchers for this organizational study utilized an index, which used metrics for academic success in the fields of health, economics, and education.

Though black children are progressing in New Mexico academically at a rate worth of praise, there are still other barriers to overcome. The Casey Foundation’s study makes some policy suggestions, which deal with improved mechanisms for delivering better early childhood education services for immigrant students, including those of African descent.

You can read the Casey Foundation’s entire study by visiting the link to the research source listed below this article.

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