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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Here is a great article. It supports how we think about preparing students for the 21st century. Reading for a real purpose creates real readers! Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

CTE programs help improve math, reading proficiency in N.D.
Career and technical education programs are helping raise math and reading proficiency in North Dakota, especially among American Indian and low-income students, according to state education data. Data show students who took two or more career and technical education classes in the same program last year scored 18% higher in reading and almost 9% higher in math than the average of all students during the 2011-12 school year. What's more, American Indian students in such programs showed a 30% increase in reading and 20% in math. The Bismarck Tribune (N.D.) (5/22)Bookmark and Share