Librarians, early-literacy groups, and laundromat owners are combining forces to see if reaching out to families in places they frequent can help close the literacy gap between low- and higher-income students.
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July 24, 2017
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July 21, 2015
The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual data book shows that children were improving in 10 of its 16 indicators of child well-being, but the overall findings obscure racial and regional disparities.
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June 24, 2015
A large body of research on which non-academic factors lead to success in early adulthood, researchers found that early experiences can have a profound effect.
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