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Achievement Gap

A Bright Spot for Low Income Kids in Florida in Reading and Math

Ron Matus of Step Up has a piece up at RedefinEd that highlights some exciting NAEP results for low income students in Florida. Despite the disappointing results statewide and even nationwide, there is reason to celebrate low income students, their teachers, and their parents.
The 2015 results showed national averages falling in three of four tested areas and stalling in one. In Florida, they stalled in three and fell sharply in one: eighth-grade math. But on the bright side, low-income students in Florida, which has among the highest rates of low-income students in the nation, now rank in the Top 10 in three of the four tested areas, including No. 1 in fourth-grade reading.  

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