Oregon's 'Equity Lens' Frames Schools' Take on Bias

Education Week: With children of color making up a growing share of Oregon students, state education officials five years ago took another hard, long look at how those students were doing.

What they saw was sobering but not surprising: Despite attempts to close achievement gaps between students of color, immigrant students, and low-income students and their more affluent white peers, wide disparities persisted in student performance on state tests, graduation rates, school attendance, and college-going rates.

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