1. Massachusetts named smartest state in the nation

    Massachusetts named smartest state in the nation

    Residents of Massachusetts, hold your stereotypically elitist, well-educated head high. The Commonwealth has been named the smartest state in the nation. In the list "The 10 Smartest States in America," the website The Street compared education levels, income and standardized testing scores.

    The report considered the following data:

    • Percent of population with bachelor's degrees: 38.2 percent
    • 2013 median household income: $65,339
    • 2013 Average SAT score: 1553

    While the state average for SAT scores is low, Massachusetts has some of the best high schools in the nation. 75 Massachusetts high schools were declared so by the U.S ...

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