Detroit officials propose plans to address falling test scores

12/9/2009 | Detroit Free Press

Detroit education officials announced plans to address their schools' poor performance on the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress math tests, the lowest scores recorded in the test's 40-year history. Officials said they are pushing for a stronger curriculum, extended-day instruction and tutoring as well as new professional-development requirements for teachers. "There's nothing wrong with these children's minds," the district's state-appointed emergency financial manager said. " ... We have to work with kids and show them the value of education."

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