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Statement by U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on the 2013 TUDA Results:

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“The 2013 TUDA results show student performance in large cities continues to both improve overall and that large-city schools nationwide are improving at a faster pace than the nation as a whole. While we still have a lot of work to do to close achievement gaps in our largest cities, this progress is encouraging. It means that in 2013, tens of thousands of additional students in large cities are Proficient or above in math and reading than was the case four years earlier. In particular, three districts that pressed ahead with ambitious reforms — the DC Public Schools System, Los Angeles, and Fresno — made notable progress since 2011.”