ProPublica analyzed federal education data from the 2009-2010 school year to examine whether states provide high-poverty schools equal access to advanced courses and special programs that researchers say will help them later in life. This is the first nationwide picture of exactly which courses are being taken at which schools and districts across the country. More than three-quarters of all public school children are represented. Read our story and our methodology.
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Educational Access in Maryland
Maryland has been commended for its education system, in part because it has among the highest overall percentage of students taking at least one Advanced Placement course. But our analysis also shows a more mixed picture: AP enrollment is not equal across schools. Schools with high-poverty have far fewer students taking AP and other advanced classes.
A spokesman for the Maryland State Department of Education said that, while inequalities persist, the number of students in low-income schools enrolled in advanced classes has increased in recent years.
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- Unified Districts
- Elementary Districts
- Secondary Districts
- Free/Reduced Lunch
- AP Enrollment
- AP Pass Rate
- Advanced Math Enrollment
- Gifted/Talented Enrollment