Disadvantaged children start school at least 2 years behind in pre-reading skills.
For every 50 children who don’t learn to read in kindergarten, 44 will still be struggling in 3rd grade.
Children without reading skills by 3rd grade are unlikely to graduate.
New research shows grades and absenteeism rates by 3rd grade can predict dropouts with 90% accuracy. That's why the entire education continuum — from birth through 21 — must be in our sightline if we are to move the needle on high school graduation. Check out our local success story.
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