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Metro Schools joins president's ‘My Brother's Keeper' program

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Metro Schools are joining President Obama's efforts to help boys of color succeed.

"People recognize that America will succeed if we are investing in our young people," Obama said at a town hall meeting in Washington, DC, on Monday. "We also know that we've got to make sure that boys and young men of color are part of that program."

It's part of the president's My Brother's Keeper program designed to close "opportunity gaps" faced by minority boys.

On Monday, more than 60 of the nation's largest school districts, including Metro Schools, signed on to an 11-point plan.

Some of the program highlights include expanded pre-K offerings, reducing suspensions and expulsions and ensuring that students complete college financial aid forms.

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