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JERSEYCAN LAUNCHES SCHOOL YEAR WITH COMPREHENSIVE REPORT ADVOCATING FOR THE SCIENCE OF READING

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Trenton NJ, JerseyCAN, the only statewide advocacy organization in New Jersey committed to ensuring access to high-quality public schools for every child regardless of zip code, cultural background, or socioeconomic status, released today a deeply concerning report detailing a significant decline in reading outcomes in some of New Jersey’s largest and most challenging school districts. Providing historic perspective, the most recent 3rd-grade district level and New Jersey Student Learning Assessments (NJSLA) data in areas such as Atlantic City, Newark, Camden, Milburn, JerseyCity, and Asbury Park, along with identifying and advocating for needed and specific policy solutions, “Leveraging Literacy – The Path to Education Recovery in New Jersey” hopes to showcase the significant challenges affecting school districts across the state as they open their doors this Fall.  The Report is the first from JerseyCAN since Paula While joined the organization as executive director and can be found HERE.

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The Dumbest Generation is a dire report on the intellectual life of young adults and a timely warning of its impact on American democracy and culture

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Ridgewood NJ, The Dumbest Generation is a dire report on the intellectual life of young adults and a timely warning of its impact on American democracy and culture. While this came out in 2009 it could not be more current . The recent unrest continues to point to a failure of public education .

For decades, concern has been brewing about the dumbed-down popular culture available to young people and the impact it has on their futures. But at the dawn of the digital age, many thought they saw an answer: the internet, email, blogs, and interactive and hyper-realistic video games promised to yield a generation of sharper, more aware, and intellectually sophisticated children. The terms “information superhighway” and “knowledge economy” entered the lexicon, and we assumed that teens would use their knowledge and understanding of technology to set themselves apart as the vanguards of this new digital era.

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