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Obama Points To Mass. As Education Reform Model

President Obama has singled out Massachusetts as a leader in education reform.

In an address to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Washington today, Mr. Obama said Massachusetts could help other states in keeping the country in pace with international competitors in education.

"In Massachusetts," the president said, "eighth graders are now tying for first — first in the whole world — in science."

The world's largest study of student performance in math and science, which came out in December, showed Bay State 8th graders tied for the top spot with their peers in Singapore, Japan and South Korea.

This program aired on March 10, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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