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    by Nicole Fruge posted September 21, 2012


    Reginald Cureton (right), 12, a 7th grader at Detroit Merit Academy on the city’s east side, uses the computer for his homework at the family’s home Wednesday evening, September 19, 2012. Novea Cureton (second from right), 8, a 2nd grader also at Detroit Merit Academy, reviews her homework with mother Jeanine Cureton (seated in middle), 28, while Shekinah Cureton (second from left), 3, and Moriah Cureton (far left), 5, play nearby. Reginald has blood lead poisoning and receives personalized instruction at school. Reginald follows a strict schedule at home and is also being treated for ADHD.

    Brian Widdis for Education Week

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