Elementary Schools

Johns Hopkins research underscores impact of black teachers on black students

Johns Hopkins research underscores impact of black teachers on black students

Black elementary school students who have black teachers are significantly more likely to enroll in college, according to a research paper co-authored by a Johns Hopkins University professor.

A working paper published this week by the National Bureau of Economic Research found that black students who have one black teacher by third grade are 13 percent more likely to enroll in college — and those who have two are 32 percent more likely.

The findings build on previous research that has found black students are much more likely to graduate from high school if they see a black...

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