Failing grade: Community responds to ProPublica/NYT piece on racial inequities in city schools


Dr. Rosa Atkins has led Charlottesville City Schools for nearly 13 years. During her tenure, the system has made progress on raising graduation rates and reducing suspension rates, but black students are still more than four times as likely as white students to be held back a grade and almost five times as likely to be suspended. Photo: Eze Amos

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