Links from the Times for April 17: Pinellas students
The growing gap: Between 2005 and 2010, the divide between black students in Pinellas and black students statewide increased in every grade on the reading and math portions of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, according to a St. Petersburg Times analysis. In terms of percentage points, the gap has now widened to double digits in five of eight grades tested for reading and in every grade tested for math. Here's a look at the numbers.
Lagging Behind: In every grade, in both reading and math, black students in Pinellas score lower than black students in each of the other 11 big districts, including Miami-Dade, Duval, Orange and Hillsborough. Here's a look at those numbers.