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2011-03-24 00:00:27

Students from Title I schools often have underdeveloped reading skills and are more likely to score below proficient on National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) tests. Many Title I schools in the U.S. are turning to Imagine Learning English to help their low-income students read at grade level. Provo, UT (Vocus/PRWEB) March 22, 2011 Reading proficiency continues to be a challenge for low-income students in the United States; in 2009, 83 percent of fourth graders from low-income...

2009-10-29 09:30:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- States vary widely in where they set their student proficiency standards in 4th and 8th grade reading and mathematics, according to a new report released today by the National Center for Education Statistics. The report compares proficiency standards of states using the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) as the common metric. "The study gives policymakers, educators and parents a way to view state proficiency standards using a common...

2009-06-15 09:00:00

But Significant Racial/Ethnic, Gender, and Economic Gaps Apparent WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The frequency of arts instruction has remained steady for over a decade although significant racial/ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic gaps are evident in both music and visual arts for eighth-graders, according to the 2008 National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) in arts - the first assessment of student achievement in the arts since 1997. The Nation's Report Card: Arts...

2006-12-15 06:00:37

By Conrad, David Music teachers are normally an optimistic and progressive group. Over the past few years, however, I have heard more and more of my public school music colleagues say that they feel worn-out and frustrated by recent developments affecting American music education. In Illinois, where I teach, school districts have cut fine arts funding and even have eliminated music and fine arts programs altogether. Poorer and richer schools alike have experienced these cuts; few music...


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