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A personal story beyond the numbers: Policies that generate success stories

Father teaches daughter math skills

Read A personal story beyond the numbers: Policies that generate success stories, a blog by Tina Plaza-Whoriskey.

 

Latino Children Start Kindergarten Behind in Math

An original analysis of data from a large, nationally representative sample of kindergartners shows that Latino kindergartners trail their white peers by the equivalent of 3 months in math skills. According to research from Child Trends’ Hispanic Institute, poverty, lower participation in center-based child care, and fewer books in the home are some reasons young Latino children start school behind in math.

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