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A student at Ocean Hill Collegiate Middle School. Photo by Jessica Campbell
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Why Poor Black Children Excel at This Brooklyn Middle School

Posted January 3, 2013 by Jessica Campbell

Ocean Hill Collegiate is one of a small number of New York City public schools that is excelling at what naysayers say is impossible – achieving school-wide academic excellence among poor, black children.

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A student at Community Action School MS 258 participates in a game of chess. Screegrab of Vimeo/Community Action School MS 258
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NYC’s Best Majority Black Schools 2011-2012

Posted November 19, 2012 by Jessica Campbell

It’s time for New Yorkers to pick high schools and middle schools. Here is a guide to some often overlooked options — high performing majority black schools.

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Khadeem McLeoud, left, and Ahmed Elsayed, right, discuss about their academic accomplishments.
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76% Poor. 86% Black. 100% Percent Admitted to College.

Posted September 15, 2011 by Kelly Virella

The High School for Public Service is one of 7 majority black NYC public schools graded quadruple-A in its 2009-2010 progress report. How does it succeed when so many fail?

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Best Black Schools

NYC’s Best Majority Black Schools

Posted September 2, 2011 by Kelly Virella

When the city last graded all public schools more than two dozen majority black schools came out on top. See if your kids’ schools made the cut.

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