From the Shaping Futures blog

Help Us Attack the Gap…the Achievement Gap!

Did you know that children from the highest socioeconomic status (SES), have been read to 1,000 hours before kindergarten, while those from the lowest SES have only been read to 25 hours?

Did you know that children from the highest SES have had 45 million words addressed to them by age 4, while those from the lowest SES have only had 13 million words addressed to them?

These are two outcomes of the impact of the Achievement Gap, which is the significant and persistent disparity in academic performance between different groups of students, such as students from higher-income and lower-income, for example.  

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