Black students, despite comparable test scores, are recommended for gifted programs less frequently than their white peers. Noodle Expert Manya Whitaker breaks down the research, explains the implications, and suggests ways to level the playing field for all students.
High school is a several year education program for children generally between the ages of 12 and 18. It usually (but not always) ends with a transition to college. High school focuses on a base of essential coursework in the core subjects (history, science, math, art, literature, etc.). High schools can be public or private and can offer different forms of diplomas, such as the AP or the IB.