Allowing students to experiment in science classes has helped Massachusetts rocket ahead of the entire nation and even most countries in an international math and science exam, reports the Boston Herald. Gov. Deval Patrick announced the stunning report card for fourth- and eighth-graders Dec. 9 at an East Boston school known for its science and math whiz kids. "This achievement is the result of the commitment to high standards of teachers and students in classrooms across the Commonwealth," said Patrick at the Manassah E. Bradley School. The results of the 2007 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) had


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