[library-media] Interesting Read

Fawn Morgan fmorgan at dsdmail.net
Mon Nov 26 12:18:46 MST 2007

Thanks so much, Kurt, for the links to this valuable information. I intend to put together a handout for our next Parent/Teacher Conference.  You all might also want to view this editorial from The Deseret Morning News published Nov. 20th. http://www.deseretnews.com/sitesearch/1,5155,,00.html 
Be sure to view the comments as well.


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>>> Kurt Johnson <kurt.johnson at usu.edu> 11/20/2007 9:08 PM >>>
The National Endowment for the Arts released a new report yesterday,  
November 19, 2007.  It's a bit large but should be of interest to this  

Title:  To Read or Not To Read: A Question of National Consequence

Website:  http://www.nea.gov/news/news07/TRNR.html 

A new and comprehensive analysis of reading patterns in the United  
States. To Read or Not To Read gathers statistics from more than 40  
studies on the reading habits and skills of children, teenagers, and  
adults. The compendium reveals recent declines in voluntary reading  
and test scores alike, exposing trends that have severe consequences  
for American society.

Kurt Johnson
Assistant Director
Center for Open and Sustainable Learning
Utah State University
2830 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-2830
(435) 797-3611

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