02/25/2011 09:26 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Chicago 8th-Graders Score Near Bottom In National Science Tests

Chicago Public School eighth-graders racked up the fourth-worst science scores among 17 big-city districts to take a national science test, results released Thursday indicated.

The city's African-American eighth-grade performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress was particularly disturbing.

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