Louisiana public school students rank 47th in the nation in recent academic achievement, a survey released on Tuesday shows.
The only states that fared worse were Alabama, West Virginia, Mississippi and the District of Columbia, according to Education Week magazine. The findings are part of the publication’s 13th annual “Quality Counts” survey, a state-by-state snapshot of public education.
Louisiana finished 48th in a wide range of categories designed to measure a child’s chance for success, including parental education and income. However, the state finished No. 2 in how it measures education progress and No. 6 in its programs to improve teachers.
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