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Achievement Gap Grows, Integration Decreases In Montgomery County Schools

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The achievement gap among high schools in Maryland's Montgomery County has been widening, according to a new county study.

High schools in Montgomery County also became less integrated in terms of income, race, and ethnicity: at high-poverty schools, the share of black and Latino students grew, but at low-poverty schools, the share of white and asian students rose.

That's according to a report by the county office of legislative oversight, comparing schools in 2010 to schools in 2012.

Over those two years, the achievement gap between widened in terms of SAT and ACT scores, AP performance, and out of school suspension.

The report comes as the county council considers next year's $2.3 billion schools budget.

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How History Influences Diets In D.C. And Around The World

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Implications Of The Supreme Court's Immigration Ruling

Many undocumented immigrants are living in fear after a Supreme Court ruling effectively barred deferred deportation for 4 million people. What the ruling means for families across the country and how immigration policy is playing out in 2016 election politics.

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