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Community members came together in March for a forum and roundtable discussion of what it takes to navigate San Francisco Unified School District’s Special Education system and to develop an action plan to support African American students with learning differences.
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The San Francisco Unified School District troubled history has plenty to teach us about what is and isn’t working for black students with special needs today.
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Some of San Francisco’s African-American families have attended public schools in the city for three generations. Here they share their experiences.
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Education reporter Lee Romney set out to explore the systemic inequities that have hampered African-American students in a fast-changing San Francisco.
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Obesity is a major problem in Merced County, especially for children. So why is the local school district’s menu full of unhealthy items such as hot dogs and breakfast pizza?
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When kids are at high risk for addiction, a good public school system can be one of the most effective ways to prevent drug use. In Española public schools, teacher turnover and administrative problems have instead created instability for students.
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Could socioeconomic factors explain why some kids are more physically fit -- and therefore healthier -- than others? Katharine Mieszkowski examines kids' physical fitness and health in one California community.

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