Kindergarten skills vary by kids’ social, economic status

January 20, 2015 5:07 PM

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Kindergarten skills vary by kids’ social, economic status

(Reuters Health) - Kids' math and reading skills when they start kindergarten can vary greatly based on their social and economic status, according to a new study.

“We knew economic circumstances have an impact on early child development, but it was surprising just how big the reading and math ability gaps really are between children in different socioeconomic status groups by kindergarten entry,” said lead author Kandyce Larson of the American Academy of Pedi...

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