Bill Daley

Advance Illinois
10:56 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Room for Improvement in Illinois Schools

The education advocacy group Advance Illinois has issued a "report card" on the state's public schools. It says things are improving -- but not nearly enough.

Some of the findings are scandalous: only one-third of Illinois fourth graders can read proficiently, and for African Americans, that number is just 12%.

Advance pulled those numbers from a federal study known as the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

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