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New Video from Annie E. Casey Kids Count – early reading proficiency gap widens between lower & higher income students

Feb 3 2014

A&O has  joined Literacy Powerline to support the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading in communities across New York State . . . . We share one of the campaign’s recent press releases here and encourage you to view the STATISTICKS LOTTERY video using the GLR video link below.  

 A new publication from KIDS COUNT® and a new video from the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading underscore the gap in early reading proficiency rates between children from low-income families and their more affluent peers.  The KIDS COUNT® data snapshot Early Reading Proficiency in the United States, released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, finds that the gap between lower and higher income students has increased by nearly 20 percent in the past decade.  

The GLR Video illustrates this gap using animated figures to show how health factors, early education, attendance and summer learning can make a difference for children from low-income families.