The Missing Black Children in Gifted Programs

A teacher’s race—and racial biases—can affect how many African-American students are assigned to such classes.

Seventh-grade students take part in a trial run of a state assessment test on laptop computers at Annapolis Middle School in Annapolis, Md. The new test is linked to the Common Core standards, which Maryland adopted in 2010 under the federal No Child Left Behind law, and serves as criteria for students in math and reading.
AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

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