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Reducing High School Dropout Rates with Digital Literacy Solutions

on January 22, 2014
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Literacy is the foundation to a student’s success, but it is also a challenge for many students in today’s educational system. Studies show that 64 percent of eighth graders scored below proficient on reading assessments in 2013 and about 20 percent of Americans 15 and older lack basic functional literacy skills.

Too often, reading intervention programs require specialized staff or training and can be difficult to implement widely. However, new technology is emerging that makes literacy intervention in the classroom on a broad basis much more achievable. Read this white paper to learn more.

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