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Morning Read: School readiness gap narrows, surprising researchers

LA School Report | September 1, 2016

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Finally, a disturbing trend in education shows signs of reversal

Despite increasing income inequality and the recession, the school readiness gap has narrorwed, a Stanford professor of poverty and inequality in education has found. From 1998 to 2010, the gap had narrowed — with both poor and wealthy children better prepared for kindergarten and poor students improving their readiness at a faster rate. “It’s not a huge change, but it’s more striking because it’s in the opposite direction than we’d seen,” Sean Reardon said. “It’s an important [piece of] evidence that this trend might be reversing.” By Joy Resmovits, Los Angeles Times

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