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Document Number: 4200

School Relationships Foster Success for African-American Students - According to this report from ACT, a strong relationship with a teacher, counselor or administrator in high school can help propel students to college or other postsecondary education. However, research shows that African-American students are less likely than their white peers to develop the type of bond with an adult at school that facilitates college-going and the report suggests this gap in forming relationships may be one reason why African-American students are not attending college at the same rate as their white peers.(George L. Wimberly, ACT, 2002) ...

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