A Wake Schools Program Helps White, Asian, and Male Students Advance in Math. Black, Hispanic, and Female Students? Not So Much.

A Wake Schools Program Helps White, Asian, and Male Students Advance in Math. Black, Hispanic, and Female Students? Not So Much.

There are startling disparities in the three-year-old single-subject accreditation program A Wake County Public Schools program that allows hundreds of students to skip a grade in math instruction includes about 90 percent whites and Asians, twice as many males as females, and only a handful of Hispanic and African-American students. These numbers are far out of line with these groups’ presence in the system, in which about 55 percent of students are white or Asian, a little more than half are male, and about 40 percent are African American or Hispanic.…






Read more