Thousands of students who fled the Gulf Coast because of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 are making academic progress in Texas schools, now scoring higher on some state tests than Texas students, a study shows. The Texas Education Agency tracked the progress of students affected by Katrina -- who were in third, fifth and eighth grade in 2006 -- and found the students scored as well or higher than their Texas peers on the state's reading assessments in 2009, but they lagged in math.

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