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Symposium on Black Males

Sponsored by Educational Testing Service, June 14, in Washington.

From the press release:

The symposium will concentrate on the following:

* focus attention on the challenges, needs and opportunities facing young Black boys within the larger picture of black male achievement
* illuminate the connections between early cognitive and social/emotional development and later readiness for success in school
* examine the role of a high-quality, seamless PreK-3rd grade continuum of education in supporting black male achievement
* identify promising, realistic policies and strategies to affect the path of the 3.5 million Black males under the age of 9

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