Tag: income

Majority of US School Kids ‘Low Income’

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For the first time in recent history, a majority of the schoolchildren attending U.S. public schools come from low income families, according to a report by the Southern Education Foundation from the latest data collected from the states by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).The report shows that in 2013, 51% of the students across the nation’s public...

Infants, Words, and Income

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Bjorn Carey reports on research showing that two-year-old children of lower-income families may already be six months behind in language developmentFifty years of research have revealed the sad truth that the children of lower-income, less-educated parents typically enter school with poorer language skills than their more privileged counterparts. By some measures, five-year-old children of lower socioeconomic status score more...