Dunbar http://wrkf.org en In Nation's First Black Public High School, A Blueprint For Reform http://wrkf.org/post/nations-first-black-public-high-school-blueprint-reform The nation's first black public high school, Paul Laurence Dunbar High, opened its doors in Washington, D.C., in 1870. But more than 140 years later, Dunbar — like many urban schools — has fallen on hard times. The crumbling, brutalist-style building is often described as a prison, and graduation rates hover around 60 percent.<p>But it wasn't always that way. Mon, 29 Jul 2013 22:24:00 +0000 editor 14036 at http://wrkf.org In Nation's First Black Public High School, A Blueprint For Reform