Get Schooled Early Retention May Help Struggling Readers Boost Performance
Atlanta Journal-Constitution (blog)
I am about to listen to a two-hour webcast on the issue of promotion and retention by the Center on Children and Families at Brookings. In the meantime, here is the official release on a new Brookings policy brief that suggests retaining struggling students in early grades pays off. The policy brief by Harvard professor Martin R. West speaks to the ongoing debate over whether retaining students in early grades is self-defeating.
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