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**ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, SEPT. 25-26** Lavelle Coles, left, and Tayvon Goods, both age 13, work on their history lesson at Duquesne City School in Pittsburgh on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010. Though the percentage in Pittsburgh is slightly higher than the national average, black teachers account for less than 10 percent of the nation’s 6.5 million teachers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, causing education experts fear that the lack of black teachers could lead to an academic decline among minority students. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Daily News, Sarah J. Glover) PITTSBURGH OUT; HERALD-STANDARD OUT

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