NATION IN BRIEF : NATIONWIDE : More Take Science, Math in High School

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Participation in high school math and science courses posted impressive gains across the country from 1982 to 1994, the Council of Chief State School Officers reported, but U.S. schoolchildren still have a long way to go to match their peers in other parts of the world. The report by state school officials showed that in 1994, 60% of American high school graduates completed three years of high school math, up from 37% in 1982. The proportion of students taking three years of science also jumped from 32% in 1982 to 51% in 1994.

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