Berkeley, California Schools Number One In Black Student Success

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BERKELEY — The Berkeley Unified School District is the number one district in the country in terms of Black student success.

With a 75% graduation rate among Black students and several programs to increase Black student success, Berkeley has been trying to close the gap between Black and white students.

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The Grio reports:

Just three years ago the school district, led by a grassroots coalition of community, civic and religious organizations, including the group Parents of Children of African Descent initiated a program called the 2020 Vision program. The program’s sole focus is to close the achievement gap in Berkeley public schools by the year 2020.

In June 2008, the Berkeley City Council and Berkeley Unified School District School Board adopted resolutions that sought to improve education along racial lines to eliminate disparities between white and Asian students and black and Latino kids.

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