We've all heard the sobering statistics: When it comes to academic achievement, African-American students are often coming up short, falling behind their peers in standardized test scores, high school graduation rates and enrollment in the most rigorous classes. But we can make a change. Jeannine Amber asked experts across the country for their best tips to propel our kids to excellence. It turns out the key to academic success is not what we've been told.
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