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Schools struggle to keep low-income students on pace

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Efforts to keep low-income students on par with their peers academically -- often regarded as a school system's most difficult challenge -- have met with limited success in the D.C. region. There are few bright spots. In D.C., a recent release of results on a national reading test showed that DCPS low-income fourth-graders improved their scores since 2007 at a higher rate than any of the 18...