12 Nov 2013

importance of cross-sector collaboration

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A new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation found that many 8 year olds in the US lag behind in academic performance, social/emotional growth, and engagement in school.  Disparities are particularly striking by income; for instance, 50% of higher income students score at or above the national average in math, reading, and science, compared to only 19% of low income students.

One of the reports’ central recommendations is to increase integration and coordination among early education, K-12, health care, and family support systems.
Read more http://www.aecf.org/~/media/Pubs/Initiatives/KIDS%20COUNT/F/FirstEightYears/AECFTheFirstEightYears2013.pdf

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