Number of schools with large number of students in poverty growing

05/27/2010 | Christian Science Monitor, The

The percentage of public schools where 75% of students qualified for free and reduced-price meals -- the factor used to denote poverty -- rose from 12% to 17% from 2000 to 2008, federal government data show. Students in high-poverty schools generally score lower on standardized tests.

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