12/9/2009

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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