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Archive: January 29, 2014

DENVER - More than half of the children in Colorado aren't reading at grade level by the time they're starting fourth grade, which a new report calls a key indicator that they will struggle later in school and in life. According to the new Annie E. Casey Foundation report, 59 percent of Colorado fo ...Read More

PHOTO:  Kentucky leaders say high-speed, high-capacity broadband is the path to increasing opportunities in rural parts of the state. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

HAZARD, Ky. - Educators say bringing high-speed, high-capacity broadband Internet to rural parts of the state is "critically important" to improving opportunities for students and the region as a whole. Gov. Steve Beshear and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., have promised to build a "Super I way" into ...Read More

PHOTO: Eight in ten Michigan fourth-graders from low-income families are not able to read at grade level, says a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Photo credit:

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan isn't making the grade when it comes to teaching children to read, according to a new report. The study from the Annie E. Casey Foundation found that nearly seven out of 10 Michigan fourth-graders cannot demonstrate reading proficiency. The percentage of young readers lagg ...Read More

PHOTO: Volunteers will fan out across Missouri this week in an effort to count the number of homeless people in the state. Photo credit:

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The bitter cold won't stop volunteers across Missouri from taking to the streets over the next few days in an effort to get a handle on the number of homeless people in the state. They'll be counting those in shelters and seeking out the unsheltered, who may be living in parks, u ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report finds that the majority of Utah students don't read at the fourth-grade level by the time they reach the fourth grade. Photo credit: Voices for Utah Children.

SALT LAKE CITY - Despite some improvement in the past decade, nearly two-thirds of Utah's fourth-grade students are not reading at a proficient level, according to a new Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Terry Haven, deputy director of Voices for Utah Children, said the report a ...Read More

PHOTO: A new study finds the majority of New Hampshire fourth-graders are reading below grade level, and the reading gap between high- and low-income students is growing. Photo credit:

CONCORD, N.H. - A new report offers some lessons about early reading skills - and the big picture is that the majority of fourth-graders in the state are not up to speed when it really matters. Research shows that fourth grade is a key time for students to be performing at grade level, said Ellen F ...Read More

INDIANAPOLIS - While there has been some improvement in the past decade, a new report finds the majority of Indiana children are not reading at grade-level when they reach the fourth grade. According to research from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, 62 percent of fourth-graders in Indiana were not pr ...Read More

PHOTO: New research finds poverty is playing a factor in the reading proficiency of Ohio’s fourth graders. Photo credit:

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Poverty is playing a factor in the reading proficiency of Ohio's fourth-graders, new research shows. According to the report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the number of Ohio children not reading at grade level has improved slightly over the past 10 years, to 63 percent by 201 ...Read More

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