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That description of the Preuss School at the University of California at San Diego was made by Jimma McWilson, co-chair of the United Front, following the school’s selection as a “Best Practice School” during a recent awards ceremony at Bayview Baptist Church.
Forty-five local “Best Practice Schools” were honored for the education of African American students, including one high school (La Jolla); one non-traditional school (Preuss); five middle schools and 38 elementary schools.
is noteworthy, above the rest, because it is not only doing this for African
American students, but is doing it for all other children, especially
the economically disadvantaged. It is this last category which really
makes Preuss stand out from the rest, “ McWilson said.
The United Front represents the NAACP-San Diego Chapter, San DiegoUrban League, Neighborhood House Association, F.O.C.U.S. Project and Family Resource Support Network.
The Campaign for African American
Achievement is a community mobilization and advocacy initiative created
to raise awareness and promote the understanding that academic achievement
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