Published Online: September 2, 2014

Group: NYC needs to help struggling students

NEW YORK (AP) — A pro-charter school group has found that 90 New York City public schools failed to pass a single black or Hispanic student on state math and reading tests this year.

The tests were based on the more stringent standardized Common Core standards.

Families of Excellent Schools says black and Hispanic students scored better on the 2014 exams compared to a year earlier. But it says the achievement gap still worsened because white and Asian students scored higher increases.

The group's CEO Jeremiah Kittredge tells the Daily News (http://nydn.us/1ns1MDv ) the city needs to acknowledge "this is not the fault of children, it's the fault of our system."

Education Department spokeswoman Devora Kaye says the agency is committed to ensuring all students receive a high-quality education regardless of ethnicity or background.

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Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com


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