A Nation at Risk

By Huntington Learning Center

In 1983, The National Commission on Excellence in Education published “A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform.” The introduction included:

“Our Nation is at risk. Our once unchallenged preeminence in commerce, industry, science, and technological innovation is being overtaken by competitors throughout the world. This report is concerned with only one of the many causes and dimensions of the problem, but it is the one that undergirds American prosperity, security, and civility. We report to the American people that while we can take justifiable pride in what our schools and colleges have historically accomplished and contributed to the United States and the well-being of its people, the educational foundations of our society are presently being eroded by a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future as a Nation and a people. What was unimaginable a generation ago has begun to occur-- others are matching and surpassing our educational attainments.” 

It was this report that expedited Huntington Learning Centers’ decision to franchise and expand our mission to provide every student with the best education possible nationwide. As we celebrated our 45th anniversary as a company last year, we are marked by the grim reality that we have found ourselves in another period of uncertainty. Now, more than ever, we must invest the time and resources to ensure our children receive a quality education and rebound from learning disruptions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This new year marks a monumental time for growth and our potential to positively impact millions of more students. We are proud to release key findings that offer a glimmer of hope and strengthen our proven method of individualized tutoring and test prep. We found that with 50 hours of instruction during the COVID period, Huntington students, on average, achieved a 35% increase in math percentile scores from pre- to post-test and a 33% increase in reading percentile scores from pre- to post-test. This was further supported by data from students during the 2021-2022 school year that showed that with 50 hours of instruction they achieved a 36% increase in math and 30% increase in reading percentile scores. 

These results show that in less than three months, together we can mitigate learning loss damage from the pandemic and help students regain control and confidence of their academic potential. Founded on a mission to give every student the best education possible, we are committed to helping even more students and families reach their full potential.

To schedule an academic assessment, please call 1-800-CAN-LEARN or visit www.huntingtonhelps.com.