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Reporter’s Notebook: Fate of African-American Boys in Oakland ‘Not Just a Story About Race’

August 22, 2013 | 11:52 am

Reporter’s Notebook: Fate of African-American Boys in Oakland ‘Not Just a Story About Race’

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Oakland’s African-American male students have a disappointing high school graduation rate, their efforts often dragged down by poverty, crime and too many absences. More than half of African-American boys now in middle school are at risk of dropping out of high school. Oakland Unified is fighting back with something school districts usually leave to community […]

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