Despite budget cuts, California students improve test scores

08/17/2010 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Achievement on California state tests in English and math rose this year, according to data released Monday. However, achievement gaps still remain between white and minority students, and struggling schools remain at the bottom, the data show. "We began the 2009-10 school year under dire financial conditions," L.A. schools Superintendent Ramon C. Cortines said. "Through it all, students and teachers prevailed."

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