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Improving Outcomes for Black Male Students

Since 2010, OUSD has made explicit and systematic attempts to improve the fortunes of black males, highlighted by the creation of the Office of African-American Male Achievement (AAMA), a department devoted to fostering practices that accelerate the development of African-American boys. Many of its initiatives are designed to impact the issue which received the most scrutiny in a recent Urban Strategies report—disproportionate suspension rates for black males.  A tremendous amount of work remains in this area, but OUSD has implemented a series of measures to help reverse a trend which limits the potential of not only black youth, but also the Oakland community as a whole. Click here to read more about our work.