Girls outscored boys on the first national tech literacy exam. Less surprising to administrators was the racial and socioeconomic achievement gap.

New research explains why Black and low-income students lag behind more affluent White peers in science. The researchers recommend early exposure to science.

Oakland school district offers manhood courses to male Black students. Early results show promise in closing the achievement gap and increasing the graduation rate.

Two new reports say that tracking has significant benefits for gifted Black and Hispanic students. But opponents of separating gifted students say it harms those in regular classes.

A new study explores why children of color fall into the science achievement gap. Researchers find that the problems begin as early as kindergarten.

COMPLETE IREAD PASSING SCORES & DATA AVAILABLE BELOW After three straight years of gains among African-American third graders in the state’s mandatory IREAD third grade reading test, scores for African-Americans statewide and in Indianapolis fell in 2015, the fourth year of the test to determine how well Indiana students are mastering reading. This year 68.5% […]


What will it take to address the gap between Black and White fourth graders in America who can read at their grade level? Dr. Valerie Rawlston…


Many have noted that there is an obvious lack of quality programming that caters to women of color. Interactive One, the parent company of, is…

In an exclusive Afternoons with Amos interview, the President and CEO of UNCF (United Negro College Fund) talked with Amos about a number of key issues impacting the education of African-Americans.  In the interview Lomax talked with Amos about the financial health and vitality of HBCU’s and the impact of cutbacks (now rescinded) in the […]

The Warren Township School District on Indianapolis’ far eastside usually is known for its athletic success.  But recently academic excellence and Warren Township are being mentioned in the same sentence.  Earlier this year, the US Department of Education awarded the district one of a handful of Race to the Top multi-year grants to improve education […]

In its first ever broadcast from Lawrence Township, Afternoons with Amos traveled to the McKinzie Center for Innovation and Technology, part of the Lawrence Township Schools. McKinzie offers a wide range of hands on courses in a variety of real world skills for high school students. Over 40% of students in Lawrence Central and North […]

Click Above to Hear Full Interview. Runs 57 Minutes ©2012 WTLC/Radio One. In the latest Friday live program from the community, for the first time ever, Afternoons with Amos broadcast live from an Indianapolis Township school, traveling to Greenbriar Elementary School in Washington Township. The program focused on education in the township, which has been […]