NSBA Conference, San Francisco, CA (April 13, 2007)--Three thousand high school students drop out of school everyday and, according to Quality Quinn, noted education consultant and senior advisor to CompassLearning, a leading K-12 education software maker, motivation is at the heart of the issue.

The widely-circulated piece, "Reading Next: A Vision for Action and Research in Middle and High School Literacy," prepares a platform for much-needed attention to reading and instruction and discusses the importance of motivation. In the piece, 15 key areas are identified for action and continued research.

According to Quinn, educators and researchers can overcome...

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