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Innovative program cuts violent-crime arrests among Chicago youth

Crimes committed by at-risk Chicago students dropped in half, and high-school graduations rose sharply in an innovative education program called Becoming a Man that is capturing national attention and could become one antidote to the city’s persistent bloodshed, according to a newly published study. BAM focuses on adolescent and teenage boys on the city’s violent South and West sides. They’re…

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