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Thursday, 2nd November 2006

Many Kids Still Left Behind--States Show Weak Gains for Needy Students

Many Kids Still Left Behind--States Show Weak Gains for Needy Students
Source: Thomas B. Fordham Foundation

A new report from the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation finds that just eight states can claim even moderate success over the past 15 years at boosting the percentage of their poor or minority students who are at or above proficient in reading, math or science.

The study also finds that most states making significant achievement gains-including California, Delaware, Florida, New York, Massachusetts, and Texas-are national leaders in education reform, indicating that solid standards, tough accountability, and greater school choice can yield better classroom results.

+ The Fordham Report 2006: How Well Are States Educating Our Neediest Children?
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