Officials in Detroit should look to Washington, D.C., as a model for turning around city schools in the wake of poor math performance by students on the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress, writes the editorial board of The Detroit News. A mayoral takeover followed by the appointment of a reform-minded schools chancellor have resulted in the once-dismally performing district making the largest NAEP gains of any urban school district at the fourth-grade level, and the Detroit system should learn from its example, the board writes.

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