In August 2016, a new public school opened in Washington, D.C. specifically to meet the needs of boys of color, the Ron Brown College Preparatory High School.

three-part audio documentary created by Kavitha Cardoza of Ed Week and Cory Turner of NPR called “Raising Kings” looks at how things went for the students and the school in its first year. This video is a trailer for the audio series, the first episode of which was released on October 18, 2017.

For more on single sex instruction, please read

Gender Gap: Are Boys Being Shortchanged in K-12 Schooling?

Learning Separately: The Case for Single-Sex Schools

For more on the impact on students of having a teacher who looks like them, please read

The Why Chromosome: How a Teacher’s Gender Affects Boys and Girls

The Many Ways Teacher Diversity May Benefit Students

— Education Next

Last updated October 19, 2017