30 Jul '12, 5am

BlogPostAlert: American Educational Dissonance on Display: If you want to get a firm understanding on the challe...

BlogPostAlert: American Educational Dissonance on Display: If you want to get a firm understanding on the challe...

The percentage proficient in the United States varies considerably among students from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. While 42 percent of white students were identified as proficient in math, only 11 percent of African American students, 15 percent of Hispanic students, and 16 percent of Native Americans were so identified. Fifty percent of students with an ethnic background from Asia and the Pacific Islands, however, were proficient in math, placing them at a level comparable to students in Belgium, Canada, and Japan. In reading, 40 percent of white students and 41 percent of those from Asia and the Pacific Islands were identified as proficient. Only 13 percent of African American students, 5 percent of Hispanic students, and 18 percent of Native American students were so identified. Given the disparate performances among students from various cultural backgroun...

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American Olympians Go for the Gold and the Green

American Olympians Go for the Gold and the Green

treehugger.com 30 Jul '12, 11am

It's the Olympics: people you have never heard of in your life suddenly become everyday names. Several of the young Americ...