La. public schools back to 49th in academics

Article By: Will Sentell | January 10, 2014 | Originally Posted on theadvocate.com

In a rerun of previous studies, Louisiana public-school students rank 49th in the nation in academic achievement, according to a report released Thursday.

The grade is D minus, which is up from an F for the three previous years, Education Week magazine said in its annual “Quality Counts” report on the state of education nationwide.

The review focuses on a variety of areas to rate the quality of public schools.

The state is ranked 48th in its success indicators for children, including family income, parental education and parental employment.

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