Retention Effects Can Be Long-Lasting
By Michelle Armstrong
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.