The stakes are high for African-American boys, especially those from economically-disadvantaged households. They are more prone than their not only to falling behind in school, but having run-ins with the juvenile justice system. As adults, they’re more likely to be arrested, imprisoned or chronically unemployed. Taking a good look at the data at the school, classroom and individual levels can help administrators pinpoint where they can do better for these students. Holding “data conferences” with other administrators and teachers can bring in new perspectives.