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Inside the fight over how to address San Francisco's 'state of emergency' for black student achievement

San Francisco Unified School District Supt. Vincent Matthews gives a presentation on African American achievement and leadership. (Jessica Christian / San Francisco Examiner)
San Francisco Unified School District Supt. Vincent Matthews gives a presentation on African American achievement and leadership. (Jessica Christian / San Francisco Examiner)

Black students in San Francisco would be better off almost anywhere else in California.

Many attend segregated schools, and the majority of black, Latino and Pacific Islander students did not reach grade-level standards on the state’s recent tests in math or English tests.

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