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ERIC Number: ED002399
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 22
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PROGRAMS FOR INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IN THE FLINT COMMUNITY SCHOOLS.
Flint Board of Education, MI.
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Authoring Institution: Flint Board of Education, MI.
Identifiers: Michigan (Flint); Mott Foundation