Kellogg Foundation Awards $16.7 Million to Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
The success of the program will be judged by the learning of the students in the Fellows’ classrooms, the retention of the teachers and the changes at the university.
Targeting the initiative to middle school students as well as to high school students is a key strategy for improving student performance in these subjects. The recently released National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) mathematics results show that 8th graders have made slight gains since 2007, from an average of 281 to 283. But still, just 34 percent of students are scoring at or above the proficient level. In addition, students eligible for the federal student lunch program gained just one point over 2007 and the average score for English learners dropped this year by three points.