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Residents voice hope and concern for new continuation school

The move in September to combine Gompers and North Campus continuation high schools into the new Sylvester Greenwood Academy in Richmond has some community members concerned about potential gang violence. Still, district officials and neighborhood anti-violence advocates are hoping the merger of the two schools into one with more academic and behavioral resources will give students the edge they need to succeed. “Some of these students have been convinced they can’t succeed and I now see the district’s commitment in working to shift the students’ mindsets… If we can get these students to get excited about learning then we will see a tremendous drop in the level of violence that’s taking place throughout our city.” Read more on Richmond Pulse.

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This entry was posted on November 23, 2015 by in Print, Richmond Pulse and tagged , .

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