• Promote a positive school climate that does not rely on methods that result in disparate use of disciplinary tools, and decrease the disproportionate number of referrals to special education by addressing root causes of the referrals;

• Reduce the dropout rate of African-American students and increase the proportion of African-American students who graduate from high school prepared for college and career;

• Increase college access, college persistence, and college attainment for African-American students;

• Strengthen the capacity of institutions of higher education that serve large numbers of African-American students, including community colleges, HBCUs, Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs), and other institutions;

• Improve the quality of, and expand access to, adult education, literacy, and career and technical education.

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