Apr 7, 2010 2:02 PM by Melissa Canone

Students Displaced By Katrina Gains In Texas Schools

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Students displaced by 2005's Hurricane
Katrina are making academic gains in Texas schools.
The Texas Education Agency has released results of a study that
tracked the progress of Katrina students.
Katrina devastated coastal states in August 2005, sending more
than 46,000 young evacuees from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and
Florida into Texas public schools.
TEA reported Tuesday that the children who were studied
performed slightly better than their Texas peers in the same
demographic groups.
When compared with all Texas students, the Katrina students
perform as well or better than the Texans on reading performance.
The gap in mathematic performance narrowed substantially.


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