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Every two years, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) administers rigorous math and reading tests to a representative sample of fourth- and eighth-grade students from each state and Washington, D.C. NAEP occasionally administers assessments covering other subjects, grade-levels...
If one is looking for clues regarding what universities think a college education should be about, one obvious place to look is their freshman summer reading programs
In "NeverEnding Story," a 1984 film loosely based on a fantasy novel by the German author Michael Ende, a boy reads about a land called Fantasia that is being erased by...
In "NeverEnding Story," a 1984 film loosely based on a fantasy novel by the German author Michael Ende, a boy reads about a land called Fantasia that is being erased by...
Three years after the revelation that UNC-Chapel Hill's African and Afro-American Studies Department offered no-show classes, the Carolina community is still grappling with academic-athletic scandals at the North Carolina flagship.
Thankfully, much is being made of Heather Mac Donald's recent piece, "The Humanities and Us," in the City Journal. She illustrates the decline of college English departments, where "gender, sexuality, race, and class" have taken over Chaucer, Milton, and Shakespeare. The radicals of the...
Should prisoners have access to higher education while incarcerated? If so, should that access be funded by taxpayers? Those questions were raised after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in February that he wanted to create a state-run college program for prison inmates.
With all of the attention focused recently on ensuring that North Carolina public school students are able to read at grade level by the end of the third grade, perhaps now is a good time to put forward a brief test of adult reading comprehension.
The first week of February brought Wayne County mother Jennifer Strickland an eye-popping surprise. A letter from the principal indicated that one of her twin boys -- a stellar, straight-A student reading at an almost sixth-grade level -- was in danger of being retained in third grade...
I'm talking about the political struggle over North Carolina's 3rd-grade reading standard, not the violent struggle between Paul Newman and the prison warden in "Cool Hand Luke." Nevertheless, the consequences could be severe if North Carolina's dispute isn't resolved. Any resolution, in turn...
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