US geography scores disappoint
from Education News Colorado
About 1 in 3 American fourth-graders can read a compass rose well enough to identify basic map regions, and more than half know that the Great Plains has more farming than fishing or mining, according to the latest federal assessment of geography. That was the good news. The National Center for Education Statistics, which administers the test, released results for the 2010 National Assessment of Educational Progress in geography.
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