An analysis of standardized test scores in the District of Columbia found that overall 3rd grade reading proficiency rates stayed stagnant between 2007 and 2014but declined for economically disadvantaged and black students.
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February 05, 2016
Through the District of Columbia's new "Books From Birth" literacy initiative, children under 5 years old will be eligible to have a free book sent to their houses every month.
November 03, 2015
The pool of test-takers for the Advanced Placement computer science exam is still overwhelmingly white and male, according to data from the College Board, which administers the AP tests.
October 28, 2015
U.S. 4th and 8th grade students are performing worse in math, and somewhat worse in reading, than they were two years ago, according to new data from a national test.
May 12, 2015
A new report by GradNation reveals that although gaps persist, the nation is on track to reach an on-time high school graduation rate of 90 percent by 2020. The graduation rate reached an all-time high of 81.4 percent in 2013, the latest year data is available.
April 30, 2015
Experts weigh in on achievement growth among Hispanic students on 2014 NAEP tests in U.S. history, civics, and geography
April 29, 2015
The latest results from "the Nation's Report Card" show no significant gains since 2010 in U.S. history, civics or geography among 8th graders.
March 18, 2015
Exoplanet researcher Aomawa Shields searches for the right "atmospheres" to nurture life, and to encourage girls to pursue science careers themselves.
May 28, 2014
At a daylong symposium in Washington, civil rights leaders, educators, government officials, and program directors gathered to discuss ways to increase equity in science, technology, engineering, and math education.
January 13, 2014
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan urges attendees at a "parent summit" to raise their voices to bring about policy and cultural changes that will improve schools.