Teachers and Schools across the country are attempting to change English and Math scores. In low income neighborhoods these subject areas require more urgency, so that students score at a proficient level in math and english. Brett Peiser, the network’s chief executive investigates if these academic challenges are a result of vocabulary issues? A background knowledge issue? A sentence length issue? or How dense is the text?”
Teachers that worked with children from low income families state that the reason why they struggle to help these students improve in reading comprehension is that deficits start at such a young age. Research shows that “teachers have bigger impacts on math test scores than on English test scores,” said Jonah Rockoff, an economist at Columbia Business School.
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