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Document Number: 3777

Beating the Odds II - Student achievement appears to be improving in the nation's big-city school districts, and racial achievement gaps may be narrowing according to this report from the Council of the Great City Schools. The council reports that a city-by-city analysis of student performance on state-mandated tests found more urban school districts showed mathematics and reading gains on state assessments in 2001 than a year earlier. Reading scores, however, still lagged behind math gains. (Council of Great City Schools, June 2002) ...

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