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A Decade Of Work Leads To Nearly 90% Black Graduation Rate For SFUSD

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A Decade Of Work Leads To Nearly 90% Black Graduation Rate For SFUSD

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SFUSD college-bound seniors Kamiah Brown and Benjamin Bennett prepare to emcee the African American Honor Roll celebration in Fe
LEE ROMNEY / KALW
KALW
Thursday, January 9, 2020

San Francisco Unified’s graduation rate for African American students jumps to nearly 90 percent — well above the state average.

San Francisco Unified is sharing some good news about graduation rates. Recent data show a jump for African American students -- to nearly 90 percent. That’s a big deal for a district that’s been struggling for decades with a significant African American student achievement gap. But, it turns out, black SFUSD graduates are still leaving high school less prepared for college and careers than other demographic groups.

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[This article was originally published by KALW.]