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Nationally, Mass. schools shine, but achievement gap persists

November 21, 2011

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Massachusetts got some terrific news this month - so why isn’t state Secretary of Education Paul Reville satisfied? Bay State students have once again turned in a national-pack-leading performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress exam, often called “the nation’s report card.’’ But there’s still a stubborn achievement gap separating white and minority students. The Commonwealth needs to do right by all its kids.

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