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Modan, N. (2019, October 10). Study: Black students face ‘accumulation of disadvantage’. Retrieved October 14, 2019.

Academic disparities are tied to socioeconomic disparities, according to researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles’ Center for the Transformation of Schools, who found that black students in Los Angeles with academic challenges also were more likely to face health and environmental issues. Researchers say schools can help by hiring more black teachers and expanding access to after-school and summer programs.