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November 1, 2020
Vol. 78
No. 3

Numbers of Note / The Diverse Faculty Effect

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      Black students assigned one Black teacher in grades K–3 are:
      7% more likely (than same-school peers) to graduate high school.
      13% more likely to enroll in college.
      Black students who have two Black teachers in grades K–3 are:
      32% more likely to enroll in college.
      Source: Gershenson, S., Hart, C. M. D., Hyman, J., Lindsay, C., & Papageorge, N. W. (2018). "The Long-Run Impacts of Same-Race Teachers." Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research. Retrieved from https://hub.jhu.edu/2018/11/12/black-students-black-teachers-college-gap/

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