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Kentucky’s Math And Reading Scores Show Improvement

by Devin Katayama on November 2, 2011

Kentucky’s math and reading test scores show continued growth and, in some instances, exceed the national average, according to test scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

The scores released this week measure 4th and 8th graders nationwide and Kentucky shows promise when compared to its peers.

That may be attributed to the education reforms made in 1990, said University of Louisville professor Sam Stringfield. They were likely the most successful state reforms of the last 20 years, he said.

“And that the state has gone from being below the national average on all these measures, to virtually at or sometimes slightly above the national average, when you consider that we are still economically below the national average is really quite an accomplishment,” said Stringfield. [click to continue…]

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Businessman Launching Reading Program

by Rick Howlett December 2, 2009

The owner of west Louisville coffee shop is launching an effort to create an after school program for youngsters who have trouble reading. James Linton, the owner of Expressions of You Coffeehouse, says he was spurred to action after a 12 year old student to whom he had offered a book told him he couldn’t […]

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Study Shows Test Scores Up Since NCLB

by ekramer June 17, 2009

A study released today finds most state test scores have risen since No Child Left Behind while others have mixed results. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. In 2002, No Child Left Behind became law to improve the performance of primary and secondary schools. The Center for Education Policy has analyzed state test scores since then […]

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What Are You Reading This Summer?

by Laura Ellis June 8, 2009

It’s that time again, our annual summer reading show! A good summer read might be the perfect way to kick off those vacation months, but how will you choose a stimulating and relaxing book for at home or the beach? How do you know where to start and where can you find the newest releases from your favorite authors? Listen to the Show

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Adult Literacy in Kentucky Improves

by ekramer February 5, 2009

A national study shows adult literacy rates in Kentucky have improved. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. In 1992, 19 percent of Kentucky adults lacked the ability to read materials such as newspaper articles and brochures. That number fell to 12 percent in 2003, according to a new study by the National Center for Education. Tiffany Wheeler […]

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Every1Reads Misses Volunteer, Reading Goals

by scrosby September 2, 2008

Four years ago, civic and education leaders in Louisville set a series of goals for a reading program called Every1Reads. Greater Louisville, Inc joined with Louisville Metro Government and Jefferson County Public Schools to raise eight-million dollars and enlist ten-thousand volunteers with the ultimate goal of having all JCPS students reading at or above grade-level […]

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