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Florida gets B+ on this report card

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September

Florida's education performance ranks third in the country, second only to Vermont and Massachusetts, a new report says.

The report, put together for the American Legislative Exchange Council by conservative education researchers, ranks performance based on the scores and gains of low-income students on the National Assessment of Educational Progress in math and reading. After Florida, the Top 10 states are rounded out by New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Texas, Montana and New Jersey.

The report also graded states based on policies ranging from standards to school choice to teacher quality issues. With a B+, Florida earned the highest grade. Colorado, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico and South Carolina earned B's.

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[Last modified: Thursday, September 2, 2010 5:27pm]

    

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