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Retention Effects Can Be Long-Lasting

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Dr. Kagan believes rentention can have long-lasting effects on children.

Retention effects on boys and girls can be long-lasting, said Associate Dean Sharon Kagan. ''Children are very, very aware, and there are social and emotional consequences," she said.  Kagan, also co-director of the National Center for Children and Families, stressed that children develop at different rates and suggested K-3 curricula be tailored to meet their diverse needs. 

The article, entitled "Pupils Gain Head Start By Staying Back," appeared in the May 8 edition of the Boston Globe.

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