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Yvonne Abraham

An eloquence born of pain

EVERETT — If lousy luck and resiliency were MCAS topics, Everett High would beat Boston Latin.

Listen to the stories of kids in this struggling school and you realize how very little numbers like test scores and turnaround statistics capture. These students carry around stuff so heavy it’s a wonder they make it to school at all, let alone talk about it.

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