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Charter schools outperform traditional schools in federal standards

Charter schools outperform traditional schools in federal standards

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah's charter schools outperformed traditional public schools in meeting goals for the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

About 95 percent of Utah's charter schools met their federal testing goals in the 2007-2008 school year, while 80 percent of Utah's public schools did. Between 27,000 and 32,000 Utah students attend charter schools and more than 500,000 attend traditional public schools.

Most charter school administrators say their schools have a few advantages that help explain why they performed better in meeting the federal standards. They include having fewer economically disadvantaged students and fewer students with special needs.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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