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Carstarphen said boys in the district academically lag behind their female counterparts. She said the gaps are larger among those from low-income families. Among other statistics, district officials offered data showing that in 2009, 73 percent of boys graduated, compared with 78 percent of girls. On average, 41.8 percent of boys in 2010 were among the top 10 students in their high school class.
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