Study finds CT has highest achievement gap in the country

HARTFORD - A new report finds Connecticut has the widest gap in the nation between low-income and non low-income students.

The study from the Connecticut Commission on Educational Achievement finds low-income students in the fourth and eighth grades are about three grade levels behind their peers in reading and math.

The study also found that about 60% of low-income students graduated in 2009 compared to 86% of the other students.

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