High Expectations: Increasing Outcomes for Black Students in Urban Schools

  • Erin Levona Lewis University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Brittany Hunt University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Abstract

The underachievement of students in the United States is alarming and calls for more attention to solutions that will increase college and career readiness. In addition, the continuing narrative of the underachievement of students of color still thrives as the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores consistently report gaps between White and Black students. Although much research has been conducted on the achievement of students of color, the data reveals that more work is needed to promote higher achievement for Black students. When thinking about high achievement for Black students, the impact of the multiple factors hindering increased student performance also needs to be considered. This research is concerned with re-visiting proposed solutions for increasing academic outcomes for Black students while providing concrete examples of how those solutions can move from proposals to practice.

Author Biographies

Erin Levona Lewis, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Doctoral Student in Curriculum and Instruction, Urban Education
Brittany Hunt, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Doctoral Student in Curriculum and Instruction, Urban Education
Published
2019-07-03