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Study: Educational Quality Still Divided Along Racial Lines

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Federal education officials say schools serving mostly black students are more likely to have inexperienced teachers than those largely serving whites, and few school districts have pre-kindergarten programs targeting low-income students.

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says the data shows that too many students are not getting access to classes and opportunities needed to be successful.

The information released Thursday is part of the Civil Rights Data Collection. More than 72,000 schools were surveyed on topics like access to rigorous classes and whether districts have written anti-discrimination policies.

Among the findings: Schools serving mainly black students were twice as likely as those primarily serving white students to have teachers with just a year or two of experience. Also, just 22 percent of districts had a pre-kindergarten program targeting low-income children.

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For more information: http://ocrdata.ed.gov

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