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Education Said to Trail Most Other Gauges of Children's Welfare

According to the Foundation for Child Development's "2006 Child Well-Being Index," released last week, children's educational achievement levels have largely "flat-lined" since 1975, while measures of their overall health have fallen since the mid-1980s.
According to the Foundation for Child Development's "2006 Child Well-Being Index," released last week, children's educational achievement levels have largely "flat-lined" since 1975, while measures of their overall health have fallen since the mid-1980s.

Maeroff, a senior fellow at the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, based at Teachers College, Columbia University, commenting on the study. "I submit that we ought to be doing a better job when children are young, and that unprecedented attention ought to occur from prekindergarten into 3rd grade."

This article, written by Debra Viadero, appeared in the April 5, 2006 publication of Education Week.

Published Wednesday, Apr. 12, 2006

Education Said to Trail Most Other Gauges of Children's Welfare

According to the Foundation for Child Development's "2006 Child Well-Being Index," released last week, children's educational achievement levels have largely "flat-lined" since 1975, while measures of their overall health have fallen since the mid-1980s.

Maeroff, a senior fellow at the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, based at Teachers College, Columbia University, commenting on the study. "I submit that we ought to be doing a better job when children are young, and that unprecedented attention ought to occur from prekindergarten into 3rd grade."

This article, written by Debra Viadero, appeared in the April 5, 2006 publication of Education Week.

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