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Released in 2015:
A Nation Empowered: A Ten-Year Follow-up to the important Nation Deceived Report.
Edited by Susan G. Assouline, Nicholas Colangelo, Joyce VanTassel-Baska, and Ann Lupkowski Shoplik.

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A Nation Deceived

A Nation Deceived, the 2004 watershed report, highlights disparities between the research on acceleration and the educational beliefs and practices that often run contrary to the research.

Get the 2004 Report
to read about the status of acceleration in the United States.