State’s Education Gets ‘Average Grade’
Thursday, January 5, 2006
Virginia Edwards is the editor of Education Week, the publication that compiled the study. She says despite progress in states' education policies, the achievement gap persists nationwide. If you looked at a map at the country, and the gap between poor and non-poor students nationwide, you'd see a gap in every single state in the nation, you'd see similar patterns if you looked at eighth grade, if you looked at reading, if you looked at gaps between white and minority students.
Some of the top scoring states were Connecticut, Delaware, and South Carolina. Beth Ford Roth, KPBS news.
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