Every three years, a select group of 15-year-old students from around the world are tested on their proficiency in math, science and reading. In the latest round of tests administered by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, American students ranked 36th in math, 28th in science and 24th in reading, out of the 65 countries that participated in the test.
America is not looking very “exceptional” when it comes to education.
But there is study out of Minnesota that gives the U.S. a glimmer of hope. And that is, it’s becoming more and more clear that all day kindergarten is now acknowledged as being a major accellerant in academic achievement throughout a child’s education. To Oregon’s credit, it plans to launch all day kindergarten for its children in 2016.
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