Black students in California have long faced inequities in the K-12 education system. This section focuses on how schools are addressing the needs of Black students, including issues of equity, achievement gaps and strategies for success.
Despite the endemic nature of anti-blackness in society, educators have a duty to work toward disrupting anti-blackness in schools.
The suicide rate among Black youth is now nearly twice the statewide average, and they are more at risk of depression, anxiety and stress.
California districts are using pathway programs to hire more Black teachers and taking other steps to retain them.
By shrugging off the law against putting students into noncredit, nontransferrable remedial courses, colleges continue to trap students in a never-ending cycle leading to failure.
Black counselors can play a key role in ensuring Black students are placed in college prep classes and get mental health services.
A Sacramento organization is suing the state, alleging officials knew about discriminatory disciplinary practices for years and did nothing.