Sunday, January 29, 2006

Knowing the score

Study: Public school students perform well in math

New research concludes that when it comes to math, students in regular public schools do as well as or significantly better than comparable students in private schools. The study was performed by Christopher Lubienski and Sarah Theule Lubienski, of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. They compared fourth- and eighth-grade math scores of more than 340,000 students in 13,000 regular public, charter and private schools on the 2003 National Assessment of Educational Progress. Details from the New York Times.

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