Achievement Gap Narrows in the South But Widens in the Midwest

 


The New York Times reports on a study by the U.S. Department of Education that reflects that the most dramatic achievement gaps between black and white students are no longer in southern states like Alabama and Mississippi.  Instead, the study reflects astunning increases in the achievement gaps in midwestern states such as Wisconsin and Nebraska.  According to the study, Wisconsin is the only state where the black-white achievement gap was greater than the national average in math and reading. In Nebraska the black-white achievement gap in math for eighth graders was far larger than any other state.

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