U.S. Urban Students Middling vs. Foreign Peers
Students in U.S. urban school districts are the latest to have their academic skills measured on a global scale in a study that shows them achieving mixed results when judged in math against their counterparts in foreign nations.
Children in American cities generally fared better at the 4th grade level in the global comparison, and performed more unevenly in 8th grade, according to the analysis , published last week by the Washington-based American Institutes for Research.
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