Washington state faces growing racial math gap

11/14/2005 | SeattlePI.com

Washington state schools officials fear a growing math gap for nearly all minorities on the fourth-, seventh- and 10th-grade state exams could lead to widespread failures when passing the reading, writing and math sections of the high school exam becomes a graduation requirement, starting with the class of 2008. Observers blame the math gap on several factors, including low per-pupil state funding and the lack of a federal math initiative akin to Reading First.

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