Study: NYC Middle Schools Need Improvement

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — New York City’s middle schools aren’t making the grade, at least according to a new Columbia University study.

Researchers said standalone middle schools do a worse job educating students than schools offering kindergarten through eighth grade under one roof.

Academic achievement falls substantially in both math and english among students in their first year of middle school.

The study suggests adolescents have difficulty moving to a new school, where kids are taught in larger groups.

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  1. Carol Ann H. says:

    Give the teachers a raise!….I promise,…they’ll teach better!

  2. marla81 says:

    Lies, lies. lies.

    My billionaire friend Mike says that all our schools are fabulous and getting better.

  3. kriegsview says:

    please visit http://www.kriegsview.com for the 2011 new tax laws

  4. JohnnyAloha says:

    Not even close… That money has been bookmarked for evaluating teachers. Just more administrative waste I’m afraid. Education isn’t about students, it’s about adults competing for money and benefits.

  5. JO says:

    MAKE SURE THEY USE THOSE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS THAT WERE GIVEN TO CITY TO IMPROVE THESE SCHOOL FOR BETTER STANDARDS

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