Education Dive's Four-decade study reveals big improvements in U.S. education

Education Dive's "Four-decade study reveals big improvements in U.S. education."

Highlights from the Dive summary:

  • A four-decade study released Thursday by the National Assessment of Educational Progress shows that U.S. students have made gains in reading and math, and that achievement gaps between white children and minority children are getting smaller. 
  • The study included over 50,000 students nationwide and showed significant improvements in reading and math among 9-year-olds and 13-year-olds, as well as a halving of dropout rates among 17-year-olds--and Hispanic high school students in particular. 

This study indicates there have been improvements in US education. But as we all know - we as educators - must continue to push for further improvement. There must be a constant and continual drive to always improve education in our classrooms, in our schools, and in our country.

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