Ohio School Narrows Black-White Achievement Gap In 1997, a controversial report on the black-white achievement gap at an Ohio high school blamed African-American parents for a lack of involvement. The community was shocked and furious about the findings. In the years since, Shaker Heights High has dramatically narrowed the gap. NPR's Claudio Sanchez reports.
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Ohio School Narrows Black-White Achievement Gap

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Ohio School Narrows Black-White Achievement Gap

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In 1997, a controversial report on the black-white achievement gap at an Ohio high school blamed African-American parents for a lack of involvement. The community was shocked and furious about the findings. In the years since, Shaker Heights High has dramatically narrowed the gap. NPR's Claudio Sanchez reports.