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Afternoon Announcements: Achievement Gap Persists on Ohio Standardized Tests

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September 23, 2013 04:12 pm

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The TODAY show featured Jim Ziolkowski, CEO and Founder of buildOn, along with buildOn students from Banana Kelly high school in the South Bronx to show how the organization is working to break the cycle of illiteracy, poverty and low expectations through service and education. Education Nation

At least 36 public schools in Northern Virginia fell short of full state accreditation this year, up from 14 last year, a consequence of tougher academic standards and state tests that have been introduced in recent years. The Washington Post

The gap between black and white students’ scores on Ohio’s standardized exams persists even when economic advantages are considered, according to a data analysis by The Columbus Dispatch. Education Week

After struggling to attract students when it first launched in 1998, Ossining High School in suburban new york had a science research program that was thriving by 2001. Last year, the Intel Corporation chose the program out of 18 national finalists to receive the top prize in a contest celebrating excellence in science instruction. The Hechinger Report

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