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US High School Students Fall Further Behind Global Peers, Survey Says

U.S. high school students are falling further behind their global peers in mathematics and are treading water in reading and science, an ongoing survey on international education said Tuesday. The triennial report by the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development showed that 15-year-old U.S. students ranked 40th in the world in math last year out of 72 countries or cities. The U.S. average math score of 470 was down 17 points from 2009, and 20 points below the...

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