Achievement Gap

Rethinking Pre-K: 5 Way to Fix Preschool

In her Time.com article, Kayla Webley offers readers a startling reality check: "Take two kids, one from a low-income family, the other middle class. Let them run around and do little-kid things in their respective homes and then, at age 5, enroll them in kindergarten. Research shows that when the first day of school rolls around, the child from the low-income household will be as many as 1.5 years behind grade level in terms of language and prereading and premath skills. The middle-class kid will be as many as 1.5 years ahead. [...] more about Rethinking Pre-K: 5 Way to Fix Preschool