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Back in 2018, NBA superstar LeBron James made a very selfless investment back into his community when he opened the I Promise School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. The school had the goal of transforming the lives of at-risk students and parents in the community, but it seems that it’s struggling to achieve that kind of change.

This week, a report from the Akron Beacon-Journal shared some pretty shocking news about the school, revealing that none of the students in this fall’s class of eighth graders has passed the state’s math test in five years – since the group of students was in eighth grade.

It’s a situation that has Akron Public Schools Board President Derrick Hall disappointed and concerned.

“For me as a board member, I just think about all the resources that we’re providing,” Hall said. “And I just, I’m just disappointed that I don’t think, it doesn’t appear like we’re seeing the kind of change that we would expect to see.”

It’s a pretty concerning situation, but many people were quick to point out that the school brings in at-risk students who are often already behind in their academics, which factors into the low test scores.

Still, it’s clear that the numbers are disappointing, and the school will likely hope for improvement in the near future.

[Akron Beacon Journal]