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There's good and bad education news in Georgia

By Len Kiese - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Georgia is catching up to the rest of the country in math scores but the overall numbers aren't good.

The U.S. Department of Education released results from tests called the "Nation's Report Card" Wednesday.

Georgia 8th grade scores went up though they're still slightly below the national average. The national numbers show 66-percent of 8th graders and 61-percent of 4th graders are not considered proficient in math.

Georgia's on-time graduation rate is also up slightly. A new report shows the rate went up 1-percent to 62-percent from 2002 to 2006. Georgia's graduation rate ranks 46th in the country and third lowest in the South.

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