Another report says Florida schools aren't so Flori-duh after all
This time the report is from a liberal think tank. Looking at both short- and long-term trends on national math and reading tests (NAEP), the Brookings Institution's Brown Center on Education Policy concludes Florida is one of seven states that "stand out for making larger-than-expected gains" given initial scores and demographic challenges. (The other six are Hawaii, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.) The report doesn't get into why Florida is making progress.