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    Lead

    by Nicole Fruge posted September 21, 2012

    Reginald Cureton, left, and his brother Maurice, arrive home from school. Maurice also has high levels of lead in his blood and receives personalized instruction at school.  A new study links widespread lead poisoning in the Detroit school district to lower achievement. —Brian Widdis for Education Week

    Reginald Cureton (left), 12, a 7th grader and his brother Maurice Cureton (right), a 9 year old 3rd grader arrive home from school on Wednesday afternoon, September 19, 2012. Reginald has blood lead poisoning and receives personalized instruction at his school, Detroit Merit Academy on the city’s east side. Reginald follows a strict schedule at home and is also being treated for ADHD.

    Brian Widdis for Education Week

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