U.S. Schools Moving Up International Rankings

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Results from a pair of new international assessments released today show that American kids are holding their own in math, reading and other subjects. In a few cases, they're actually bypassing the rest of the world.

Who knew, for instance,that Florida fourth-graders now read as well as their peers in Singapore and Finland?

The results could prompt educators to reconsider the results of a decade of school-reform efforts in places such as Florida, even if the achievement picture remains incomplete.

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