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Science education: US students gain a bit, but still lag

The Christian Science Monitor – Joseph Dussault

“The Nation’s Report Card is here, and the results are a mixed bag. Girls and minority students have made modest improvements in science classes, according to the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress, but most US students still struggle in STEM. The report, released Thursday, found that only about a third of fourth and eighth graders showed “strong academic performance” in the sciences. And among high school seniors, just one in five demonstrated proficiency.”(more)

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