Thursday, July 21, 2011

Closing the readiness gap for poor children

In a recent article on Education Week, educators are looking to eliminate the learning readiness gap for children in poverty by studying how parents engage with their youngest children through play and encouragement.

By the age of 2, differences in a low-income child's home-learning environment can make the difference whether a child will be ready for school or labeled "at risk" at the start of kindergarten.

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