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Science Achievement Gaps Begin Very Early, Persist, and Are Largely Explained by Modifiable Factors
Education Researcher

Science achievement gaps present between racial, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the eighth grade already exist when those children are in kindergarten. Related story. Press Release (March 8)


The Role of Aerobic Fitness in Cortical Thickness and Mathematics Achievement in Preadolescent Children

Growing evidence suggests that aerobic fitness benefits the brain and cognition during childhood. The present study is the first to explore cortical brain structure of higher fit and lower fit 9- and 10-year-old children, and how aerobic fitness and cortical thickness relate to academic achievement. Abstract. Related story. (September 2015)

Get Georgia Reading
Family Connection Partnership

By 2020, all children in Georgia will be on a path to reading proficiently by the end of 3rd grade. (July 2015)


The Campaign for Grade Level Reading - 3rd Grade Reading Success Matters
Funder Collaborative

This is a collaborative effort by dozens of funders around the nation to close the gap in reading achievement that separate many low income students from their peers. Relating story. (March 2012)