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The chasm between magnet, nonmagnet students in Pinellas high schools

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October

It shouldn’t be a surprise and yet, wow, it still is: The achievement gaps between magnet and nonmagnet students in some Pinellas high schools is Grand Canyon-esque, according to data the district released last week after board member Linda Lerner pressed for it.

Ninety percent of the students in the Center for Advanced Technologies at Lakewood High are reading at grade level; for the nonmagnet students, it’s 23 percent. At Gibbs High, 67 percent of the students in the Pinellas County Center for the Arts magnet are reading at grade level; for the nonmagnet kids, it’s 9 percent.

See all the magnet gaps here. See the raw numbers of kids in each program here.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 2:02pm]

    

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