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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issues statement on 2008 National Assessment of Educational Progress Trend Report
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Nation's Report Card

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement on the 2008 Nation's Report Card: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Trends in Academic Progress:

"We're pleased to see some recent progress among all age groups in reading and among younger age groups in math. We're also pleased to see achievement gaps shrinking in reading, but we still have a lot more work to do. Our focus on raising standards, increasing academic rigor and improving teacher quality are all steps in the right direction."

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A complete report can be found at: http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/

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