The State of Education for Males of Color - Reports
- Effective Strategies for Mentoring African American Boys by G. R. Jarjoura, Principal Researcher, Human and Social Development: This brief provides a look at the ways that mentoring programs may effectively serve African American boys and presents a list of promising programs that have been shown to effectively address the unique needs of African American boys, contributing to positive outcomes.
Mentoring urban Black Middle-School Male Students: Implications for Academic Achievement: Researchers have called for innovative and culturally responsive intervention programs to enhance male, African American middle school students’ academic achievement. Authors: Gordon, D. M., Yale University School of Medicine; Iwamoto, D., Yale University School of Medicine; Ward, N., Yale University School of Medicine; Potts, R., Private Practice; Boyd, E., The University of South Dakota.
- My Brother’s Keeper: Some Gaps That May Keep the Nation From Making Progress Among Males of Color D. Jason DeSousa for The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education. 07/23/14
- National research response to the White House's My Brother's Keeper report outlining recommendations for Improving Educational Experiences and Outcomes for Boys and Men of Color. 09/02/14
- Assessing the Effectiveness of Pre-College Outreach Programs for Black Men: A report from the Council of the Great City Schools, states “The nations young Black males are in a state of crisis.” Newspaper headlines, books and online sources affirm that this is the current state of affairs for Black male youth in education.
- Yes We Can: The 2010 Schott 50 State Report on Black Males in Public Education reveals that there are indeed communities, school districts, and even states doing relatively well in their efforts to systemically enhance the opportunity to learn and raise the achievement levels for Black male students.
- Moving From Standards to Supports: John Jackson, President and CEO, Schott Foundation speaks about Black and Latino students who struggle in underresourced schools, are pushed out of the classroom by harsh discipline policies, and are systematically denied a fair, substantive opportunity to learn.
- College Board report found increase of Black and Hispanic students who met or exceeded benchmark for preparedness - still unprepared for college. 2013 Class had largest percentage of minority students ever to take the SAT, but well over half of all students who took the college entrance exam failed to meet its “college and career readiness benchmark,” reveals a new report released by the College Board.
- New College Board Research on Young Men of Color Stirs Demand for Action: While a panel discussion held by The College Board on Capitol Hill this week was meant to highlight a new report on the lagging rates of educational attainment among non-White men, some of the panelists questioned the need for more research on the subject.
- The College Payoff Report, "A college degree pays off — but by just how much?" In this report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, they examine just what a college degree is worth - and what else besides a degree might influence an individual’s potential earnings.
- Projects of Jobs and Education Requirements through 2018. From the Georgetown University Center on Education and The Workforce: The United States is unable to help people match their educational preparation with their career ambitions—not because it cannot be done but because it simply is not being done. All the information required to align postsecondary educational choices with careers is available, but unused.
- A Call for Change: The Social and Educational Factors Contributing to the Outcomes of Black Males in Urban Schools. The nation’s young Black males do not have the same opportunities as their male or female counterparts across the country.
- New Report “Yes We Can” Shows America’s Public Schools Fail Over Half the Nation’s Black Male Students. The Schott Foundation Releases Fourth State-by-State Data Set Showing an Overwhelming Majority of U.S. School Districts and States Are Failing to Provide the Resources Black Males Need to Close the National Racial Graduation Gap.
- Report on Black Male Achievement in America Reveals 'A National Catastrophe.' Urban School Group Calls for White House Initiative. Young black males in America are in a state of crisis.