News

Closing the digital generation’s reading gap

By Laura Devaney, Director of News, @eSN_Laura
March 11th, 2016

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Catch up on the most compelling K-12 news stories you may have missed this week

Every Friday, I’ll bring you a recap of some of the most interesting and thought-provoking news developments that occurred over the week.

I can’t fit all of this week’s news stories here, though, so feel free to visit eSchoolNews.com and read up on other news you may have missed.

In this week’s news:

Science achievement gaps begin as early as kindergarten
Science achievement gaps present between racial, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the eighth grade already exist when those children are in kindergarten, according to new research.

How Reading Rainbow is closing the reading gap for the digital generation
Public-private partnerships are expanding Reading Rainbow’s impact for a new generation.

New tool helps middle school students assess college readiness
NWEA’s College Explorer Tool helps students use their Measures of Academic Progress score look for colleges that meet their learning needs.

Rhode Island’s ambitious computer science goal
‘CS4RI’ initiative aims for computer science to be taught in every R.I. public school by Dec. 2017.

About the Author:

Laura Devaney

Laura Devaney is the Director of News for eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura