Tue, Jan 28, 2014 -- 9:30 AM
Majority of State's Fourth-Graders Fall Short on ReadingDownload audio (MP3)
Only about 25 percent of California's fourth-graders meet national standards for grade-level reading, according to a new report by Children Now analyzing national education data. The state ranks 47th in the nation for fourth-grade reading proficiency. The report also finds the gap in reading ability between high and low-income fourth-graders has widened by nearly 30 percent in California in the past decade. What can the state do to improve students' reading skills?
Host: Michael Krasny
- Ted Lempert, president of Children Now, a national research and advocacy organization based in Oakland