Several Baltimore schools report 0 students proficient in math, reading

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Six Baltimore City schools — five high schools and one middle school — were found to have not a single student who scored proficient in math or reading in 2016, Fox45 News reports.

One student interviewed by the station said he believes students aren’t passing the state assessments because the material on the tests is not covered in class. Data shows that despite maintaining one of the country’s highest per-pupil spending levels , a recent study out of Harvard University found Baltimore to have the lowest rate of mobility out of poverty in the country, […]