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West vs Asia education rankings are misleading

by MacGregor Campbell MacGregor Campbell is a science and technology journalist, MIT graduate, and Correspondent at New Scientist Magazine. Western schoolchildren are routinely outperformed by their Asian peers, but worrying about it is pointless. MATHEMATICS and science are as essential to moder...

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Texas Students Rank 1st in the Nation

Texas tied for the third highest high school graduation rate in the country for all students and ranks number one in graduation rates for Asian and white students, according to preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Education. “This state-by-state comparison confirms what Texas e...

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Texas Graduation Rates Hits All Time High

The Texas high school on-time graduation rate climbed to an all-time high, reaching 85.9 percent for the Class of 2011, which is 1.6 percentage points higher than the previous record set by the Class of 2010, the Texas Education Agency announced today. More than 92 percent of the 319,588 students i...

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Texas African-American students rank fourth nationally on eighth-grade science NAEP

Texas students in every major ethnic group significantly outscored their peers nationally on the eighth grade National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) science test, with the state’s African-American students earning the fourth highest score in the country compared to other African-Am...

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