Neb. district seeks to close reading achievement gap among genders

05/20/2013 | Omaha World-Herald (Neb.)

Educators in a Nebraska district formed book clubs for boys in an effort to close the gap between boys' reading assessment scores and the higher scores of their female peers. The clubs appeal to the boys' interests -- focusing on books that include weapons and adventures -- as well as their desire to be part of a team. Schools also are working to improve boys' reading skills by stocking more nonfiction in schools and redesigning libraries.

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