A new study suggests the phenomenon is real and has measurable, negative impact, but is less of a problem in majority-black schools. The St. Petersburg Timeswrote about a similar study a few years ago.
Gradebook features education articles and insights on schools in Florida, focusing on Tampa Bay area schools. What's the latest from the Florida Department of Education? How is the FCAT being used to compare Florida schools? What's going on in Tampa Bay schools? Get an insider's view from the Times education reporting team.