Closing the Word Gap Between Rich and Poor

May 28, 2016

Listen to a recent piece on NPR explaining the word gap and its implication for young learners:



In Virginia this summer, Arlington Public Schools transported students in poor neighborhoods to community libraries for group readings. Studies say children from low-income families may hear roughly 30 million fewer words by age 3 than their more affluent peers.


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