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Article of Interest - No Child Left Behind

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Bridges4Kids LogoWrightslaw Explains Reading and No Child Left Behind
Wrightslaw, November 2003

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The U. S. Department of Education published these findings in the Nation's Report Card:

  • Only 32 percent of 4th graders are proficient readers.

  • Only 33 percent of 8th graders are proficient readers.

  • Only 36 percent of 12th graders are proficient readers.

Because two-thirds of students are not proficient readers when they graduate from high school, No Child Left Behind focuses on teaching children to read.
Marianne writes: "My child receives special education - does this law apply to him?" Yes!

Read "NCLB: Reading by Grade 3" - and "4 Great Things About Reading in NCLB" -


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