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3 critical education topics affecting U.S. students

By Laura Devaney, Director of News, @eSN_Laura
May 6th, 2015

Brown Center on Education releases annual report examining three distinct areas of education

education-reportAn annual report examines the persistent gender gap in reading performance, how the Common Core is impacting reading achievement, and how intrinsic motivation plays a key role in student engagement, and offers analyses in all three areas.

The study is the fourteenth Brown Center Report on American Education and is divided into three sections, each dedicated to an independent topic and each based on the best evidence available, which is further described in each section.

The reading gender gap

As author Tom Loveless notes, “girls outscore boys on practically every reading test given to a large population. And they have for a long time.”

Next page: Is the reading gender gap confined to the U.S.?