Will black male achievement programs help bridge the gap?

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By News One Staff
From News One:

In recent years, numerous educational programs have been created specifically with the goal of uplifting the young black male. Tired of stories of a destiny of crime, poverty or death, many community activists and education officials nationwide are now creating specific programs to help this demographic before the ills of society corrupt them. NewsOne takes an in depth look at one such program in San Diego.

Last week, the San Diego Unified School District unveiled its plan to bring Black students up to speed. Its course of action — a $3.5 million effort that incorporates college-preparation, parent workshops and centers, and faculty members that serve as liaisons for families of Black students. The district’s program is one of many springing up around the nation focusing on bridging the Black student achievement gap.

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