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Getting to College: How Do Young Black and Latino Males Succeed?

pennstudyThe University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education’s Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education released a report entitled “Succeeding in the City: A Report from the New York City Black and Latino Male High School Achievement Study.” After analysis of interviews with 325 high school juniors and seniors in NYC public schools, the research attributed levels of success to several factors including:

  • Consistently high expectations from parents and families
  • Reputations that exempted them from gang recruitment
  • A desire to transcend poverty
  • Meaningful relationships with caring teachers and other adults in their schools who foster innovative college-going cultures and respectful educational environments


Read the press release here.

Read the full report here.