The Indiana Black Expo wants to know how African-American children in the state are doing.
From ISTEP passing rates to children living in poverty to teen girls giving birth, Black Expo has tracked more than 50 factors to see the overall quality of life for black Hoosier youths. The group released its third report on these statistics in December, five years after its second one was released and seven years after the first. The report includes not only information on children across the state but also children in several communities, including Gary.
The Post-Tribune is taking a look at the various areas the Black Expo studied to see just how life has improved — or gotten worse — for the African-American children in Gary. This first article focuses on the city’s education.