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May 13, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Round-up: Fewer teens reading for pleasure, preschool enrollments decline

Fewer teens spending leisure time reading (NPR): Almost half of 17 year olds report reading for pleasure no more than once or twice a year, a frequency that’s way down from a decade ago. Researchers are looking into the role of digital technology and trying to establish how much time students spend reading on tablets and other devices.

Report: Seattle-area students don’t get enough P.E. (KUOW): KUOW surveyed Seattle principals and found that fewer than one-quarter of the 43 who responded are providing the minimum amount of physical education as required by state law. Elementary and middle schools are supposed to offer 100 minutes of P.E. each week.

Number of children attending preschool down across the U.S. (The Washington Post): The number of children enrolled in state-funded preschool programs has declined for the first time in more than a decade, according to a new national survey.

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