Annie E. Casey Foundation Report: “Double Jeopardy: How Poverty & Third Grade Reading Skills Influence High School Graduation”

From our friends at Cherish Every Child:

“A recently released report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, written by Foundation for Child Development Senior Advisor Donald J. Hernandez, finds that children who have lived in poverty and are not reading proficiently in 3rd Grade are four times more likely to dropout or fail to graduate from High School than those who have never been poor.

The report, Double Jeopardy: How Poverty & Third-Grade Reading Skills Influence High School Graduation, released on April 8, 2011,  is a longitudinal study of nearly 4,000 students and their parents. It is notable in breaking down for the first time the likelihood of graduation by different reading skill levels and poverty experiences.”

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