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Kids struggle to read when schools leave phonics out

The Hechinger Report

More than 60 percent of American fourth-graders are not proficient readers, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, and it’s been that way since testing began in the 1990s. The problem is that many American elementary schools aren’t doing that.

What Kinds of Homework Seem to be Most Effective?

MindShift

students are justifiably exhausted and nervous from too much homework — even though some international comparisons suggest they’re sitting comfortably at the average. The best answer comes from something called the National Assessment of Educational Progress or NAEP.

NCLB’s legacy: As the ESSA era begins, have policymakers, educators learned from the past?

The Hechinger Report

President Bush promotes his “No Child Left Behind” education agenda during a visit to Kirkpatrick Elementary School in Nashville, Tenn., 8, 2003.