Deseret News best of 2012: Excellence in education

Published: Thursday, Dec. 27 2012 11:09 p.m. MST

Why boys aren't reading and how to bridge the gap Next » 4 of 10 « Prev
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Across the country and around the world studies show that young men lag behind their female peers in literacy skills by significant margins.

How serious is the problem? Some of the most compelling data on the topic comes from the results of the Programme for International Student Assessment, an exam given to 15-year olds in 65 countries. On the 2000 PISA exam, girls outperformed boys in reading by an average of 32 points. By 2009, the gap had increased to 39 points.

Read the full report here: Why boys' literacy skills lag behind girls' and how to bridge the reading gap
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Mcallen, TX

Every year or two, some new research based idea pops up. Then extra funding is needed to implement it.

It's just words that sound good. What kind of experiences do children get from sitting in a chair forty hours a week, or learning test taking strategies?

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