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Review: UNC literacy findings flawed

Updated: April 11, 2014, 9:17 PM ET
Associated Press

Research data from a University of North Carolina reading specialist doesn't support claims of low athlete literacy levels at the school, according to reports released Friday from three outside experts.

The university hired Georgia State, Minnesota and Virginia professors to review Mary Willingham's findings. Willingham told CNN in January that her research of 183 football or basketball players from 2004 to 2012 found 60 percent reading at fourth- to eighth-grade levels and roughly 10 percent ...

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