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Under a united coalition, the Las Vegas My Brother’s Keeper Alliance recently formed with the goal to address three issues: making sure students are reading at grade level by third grade, keeping students on track to graduate, and addressing the school-to-prison pipeline by reducing racial and ethnic disparities related to disciplinary policies. Only 57 percent of black students and 68 percent of Hispanic students in Las Vegas graduate high school, according to an impact report from the alliance.
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