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High School Notes

June 2011


Performance Gap Between White, Hispanic Students Remains Large

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Standardized test scores in national math and reading tests for both Hispanic and white students rose between 2003 and 2009, but a wide achievement gap still exists between the two groups, according to a new report by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

In 2009, white eighth graders ...

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math
education policy
education
race
National Assessment of Educational Progress
standardized tests
students
Hispanics

Major Corporations Promote STEM Education

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The Dow Chemical Co. has created products such as plastic bags, water purifiers, and military weapons for more than 100 years, but the company is worried that America's science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education crisis might leave it understaffed.

"We need not only the workforce to ...

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students
innovation
community colleges
engineering
science
math
high school
education
education reform
STEM education

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