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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Graduation Rates Amongst African American Male Students in Georgia

Drastic Changes Needed to Counter Low Graduation Rates of African American and Caucasian Males
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Georgia has a lot of work to do in regard to the graduation rates of African American and Caucasian male students, according to a recent report by The Schott Foundation for Public Education, a Massachusetts based organization. African American and Caucasian male students in Georgia had a 43% and 62% graduation rate in 2007/2008, well below the national graduation rate of 47% amongst African Americans and 78% amongst Caucasian male students. However, if you had to guess which metro Atlanta school districts boasted the highest graduation rates amongst African American males, and you chose the school districts where African American students represented the majority of enrollment, that would be far from the truth.READ FULL ARTICLE: Graduation Rates Amongst African American Male Students in Georgia

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