Report: Oakland schools underperform in reading, math

In this May 25, 2011 photo, Jennifer Rodriguez, 7, picks out a book to read after school at the Cesar Chavez Library in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

A new report reveals good and bad news for Oakland schools.

The bad news is half of third graders in the Oakland Unified School District read at a third grade level and just 34 percent of middle school students tested proficient in math.

The good news is that chronic absences and suspension rates improved last school year.

The report also revealed that more could be done to educate high school seniors about financial aid for college.

Click here to get more information on the report conducted by Oakland Achieves.
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