'We need to do better': Superintendent talks about Alaska's test scores

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The numbers are disappointing: Last week, the National Assessment of Educational progress reports released its numbers. The testing shows 4th graders are dead last in reading and students behind, across the board, in proficiency.

Dr. Deena Bishop, superintendent of the Anchorage School District, came to the Channel 2 studio to discuss these results and tell us what changes can be made to improve the scores.

"We are really engaging in high-quality professional development for teachers, to really engage with reading and the research with reading in the five areas of reading - but it isn't just a school thing," Bishop said, "This should be a wake up call for all of us, whether it's business, politicians, moms and dads at home, this is our entire state coming together to rally around the belief that our kids can learn, that they don't deserve to be last in the 50 states."

You can watch Bishop's full interview above.

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