A timely report in light of the mayor's race:
Test scores from the Education Department showed that fourth- and eighth-grade students struggled in every state. But amid a national plunge in math and reading scores on the 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress, the Los Angeles Unified School District stood out, recording higher scores in three of the four categories.
Los Angeles scored below national averages on the tests, but among all 50 states and 26 large city districts it was the only place to post such gains on the exams, according to a federal analysis.
Federal education officials singled out Los Angeles as a model for other districts on Monday