Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Study Concludes It’s Twice As Hard For Low Income And Minority Families To Achieve Necessary Skills By Third Grade

Nearly two-thirds of America’s children are having a tough time achieving necessary skills by third grade. And a new study from the Annie E. Casey Foundation concludes it is twice as hard for kids from low-income and minority families. If a child does not possess age-appropriate skills by age eight, Children’s Action Alliance president Dana Naimark says chances for a successful life decrease sharply.
Naimark is part of “Build Arizona,” a coalition of business and nonprofit leaders calling for expanded access to high-quality preschools, increased home visits and greater involvement by schools – including a longer school day and school year, summer programs and all-day kindergarten.

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