1 of the elite ‘Governor’s Schools’ sees uptick in diversity

RICHMOND, Va. — One of Virginia’s “Governor’s Schools” has accepted more Black and Latino students in the wake of a push to increase diversity at the selective institutions.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School in Richmond accepted more Black and Latino students for the upcoming school year than it has in five years.

One-third of the students from its feeder school divisions are Black, and about 14% are Latino.

The 23 Black and 13 Latino students who’ve been accepted are still under-representative of the school districts. But the school’s director said it’s a step in the right direction.

At total of only 14 Black and Latino students were offered slots last year.

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