Colorado's poorest students lag behind wealthier peers

08/9/2004 | Denver Rocky Mountain News

According to an analysis of this year's Colorado state exam scores, low-income students trailed higher-income students in most grade levels and subjects by at least 30 percentage points. During the 2003-04 school year, more than 30% of the state's 757,000 pupils were eligible for the federal free or reduced-price lunch program, the defining factor for student poverty.

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