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In New York City, all-male public schools aim to help at-risk boys

By staff and wire services reports
November 18th, 2013

Once seen as sexist and outdated, the all-male educational model has been resurrected to serve New York City’s poorest boys, a group feared to be more likely to go to prison than to college, the Washington Post reports. The Eagle Academy for Young Men was the city’s first all-boys public school in more than 30 years when it opened in the Bronx nine years ago. “It’s a movement to try and save our sons,” said David C. Banks, the founding principal of the first Eagle Academy, who is now president of the Eagle Academy Foundation, the network’s fundraising arm. Banks just opened his fifth Eagle Academy, in Harlem, and hopes to open two more New York City schools for a total of seven serving 4,000 students, all in high-poverty neighborhoods…

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