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New report: Chronic early-elementary absence puts many Iowa children on path for academic struggles

Posted on 04/27/2016 at 7:18 AM
Iowa students who have been chronically absent during any year of early-elementary school are less likely than their peers who rarely miss school to be reading proficiently by the end of third grade. Third grade reading is an important marker for future academic success, including high school graduation. A new report...

Reducing Poverty and Restoring the American Dream: Opportunity and Responsibility

Posted on 01/04/2016 at 1:27 PM
by Charles Bruner, Ph.D., Dr. Paul Dworkin and Dr. Maxine Hayes “Chronic stress and unpredictability can cause substantial changes in children’s brains and therefore their behavior, in ways that impede later success in education, work, and the creation of stable families. … Low stress, high predictability, and strong, stable relationships...
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