Reading rate slated

2nd April 2010 at 01:00

US Education Secretary Arne Duncan has said that the achievement of American students "is not growing fast enough", following a report on reading by the National Assessment of Educational Progress. It showed that progress in reading among fourth-graders (age nine and ten) and eighth- graders (age 13 and 14) had barely improved in 2009 compared with 2007.

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