Springdale Students Show Projects At Library
Projects To Be On Display Throughout The Month
Posted: February 11, 2014 at 5 a.m.
Nicholle Pierce said her project and photo about child abuse have inspired her to want to help children as part of her future career. Nicholle, 13, is in seventh grade at J.O. Kelly Middle School and a photo she took of her 6-year-old sister posed under a chair is hanging in the gallery at the Springdale Public Library.
Literacy In America
Fifteen percent of low income eighth-graders read at a proficient level.
Eighty-five percent of juveniles who have committed crimes have problems with reading.
More than 8 million students in fourth through 12 grade read below grade level.
Three percent of eighth-graders read at an advanced level.
About 40 percent of high school graduates don’t have the literacy skill employers want.
African American and Hispanic twelfth-graders generally read at the same level as eighth-graders.
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