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Many middle schools in Bay State stumbling

Underperformance raises questions about teaching

Fifth-grader Stanley Geneste read his essay about his first day of school to his classmates at Fast Forward, a program to help middle school students whose first language is not English. Fifth-grader Stanley Geneste read his essay about his first day of school to his classmates at Fast Forward, a program to help middle school students whose first language is not English. (Michele McDonald/ Globe Staff)
By James Vaznis
Globe Staff / August 6, 2008

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Two-thirds of the state's middle schools are not meeting federal standards for raising standardized test scores, about twice the rate of elementary and high schools, according to a Globe analysis of state data. (Full article: 1162 words)

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