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Why are Children Underperforming in School?

Quianta Moore | Christopher F. Kulesza

Why are Children Underperforming in School?.

By Quianta Moore, Christopher F. Kulesza, Hannah Bablak and Selena Guo

In this study, the authors surveyed students in 80 Harris County schools, as well as their parents, to identify external factors that influence academic performance, particularly among students living in poverty. Their findings can be broadly used to better understand the unmet needs of students under current systems of support, and to develop solutions that can give every child an opportunity to succeed.